Q. For depression, would it be sorted out if I go for counseling?

Answered by Dr. Aditya Gupta and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

 

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Hi doctor,

I recently had a session with one of the doctors in this forum. She helped me in getting into focus and gave me ideas on overcoming my problems. But, I seem to be lost and blank lately. Nothing seems interesting and everything happening around me seems suspicious. I see myself emotionally broke most of the time. Not able to find a safe place. I am feeling insecure and homeless. I am getting frustration, anger and restlessness. I would like to know what is happening to me.


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Dr. Aditya Gupta
MBBS., MD
Psychiatry, Sexology

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • From what you have described, you could be suffering from depression. Depression of such intensity requires medication and cure is possible in such cases.
  • Breath relaxation exercises or meditation is also helpful, but not a substitute for medications.

Investigations to be done:

1. Thyroid profile.
2. Zung's self-rating depression scale.

Differential diagnosis:

MDD (major depressive disorder).

Regarding follow up:

For further doubts consult a psychiatrist online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/psychiatrist

 

Hi doctor,

Thanks for diagnosing. I believe these have a start due to relationship problems. I have had issues with rejection since childhood. Being on the innocent side, I was fooled in an unexpected way. This has led me to a series of explosions inside. My position now has become chaotic with a lot of whimsical thoughts. A complete state of anger has popped up. Would it be sorted if I have a counseling session?

 

Dr. Aditya Gupta
MBBS., MD
Psychiatry, Sexology

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • In my opinion, medications are necessary at this stage. Psychotherapy also helps, but best result will come with a combination of both medications and psychotherapy.
  • Medications will help with the current symptoms while psychotherapy will help you learn how to cope better and thus help to prevent relapse.
  • Commonly people are afraid that they will become dependent on medicines or that medicines will harm them, which is more myth than reality.
  • You can plan a session with a psychotherapist either on this platform or offline. Surely, it will be helpful along with medication. Thus, consultation with a psychiatrist is necessary for you.

For further information consult a psychiatrist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/psychiatrist

 
 
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