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HomeAnswersPsychiatrydepressionI suffer from depression and feel hopeless. Please help.

How to overcome the feeling of hopelessness?

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Answered by

Dr. K. V. Anand

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At December 10, 2017
Reviewed AtJanuary 12, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 55-year-old man. I have been suffering from depression for the last five months. I have been feeling tired and hopeless. I want your help for recovery. I am currently on Fluvoxin 50 mg BD. Thank you.

Answered by Dr. K. V. Anand

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. Depressive disorder or depression is a neurochemical disorder. A suicidal tendency is one main symptom of depression. You should be able to distinguish between mental disease and mental disorder. Your problem is a mental disorder and not a mental disease. These mental disorders are usually treated with a combination of medicines and other modalities like awareness, meditation, psychotherapy techniques, lifestyle changes, etc. Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. K. V. Anand
Dr. K. V. Anand

Psychiatry

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