Q. I am depressed by thinking about my disease. How to come out of this?

Answered by
Dr. Roshan Bhad
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 07, 2016 and last reviewed on: Apr 17, 2020

Hi doctor,

Recently, I was diagnosed to have IBS with diarrhea. I also have chronic low back pain. I am now depressed by thinking so much about my diseases. Now, I have no interest in any work and also not happy. When my boss or other coworker say something about any work, I am getting tense. Also, my mood changes daily. What is my problem? My current medications are Rantac 150 twice daily, Rifagut 200 twice daily, Normaxin twice daily and Zincovit thrice daily. I have been taking all these for the past 10 days. Please help with my condition.

Dr. Roshan Bhad



Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • As you already mentioned that you are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, in this condition you must understand that it is a chronic condition.
  • IBS requires both medications and psychotherapy for better management of the problem.
  • Since, you are also having depressive symptoms, you must consult a local psychiatrist. He will probably start you on antidepressant medication if required.
  • In addition, psychotherapy based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) protocol conducted by well trained psychiatrist or psychologist will help you in managing irritable bowel syndrome.

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

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sir for this therapy i have to go for personally or it can be done at vedio consultation. Now I am taking FLUDAC 20 for ibs. Sir i want to do cbt as per ur advise but is it possible in vedio consultancy than it will b better.

Dr. Roshan Bhad

# Dear Mr Thapa,
I would recommend face to face consultation with psychologist in addition to C. Fluoxetine 20 mg. You may find local psychiatrist/ psychologist in your locality for CBT. If there is no other option then you can go for video consultation. Hope this answers your query.
Dr Roshan

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