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What are the treatment options for depression?

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Published At July 26, 2023
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a eighteen-year-old female with severe mood swings and depressive episodes for the past two years. I am frequently sad as a result of financial problems and problems with my parents. I have symptoms such as being hyperactive, and I often talk too fast and get irritated over minor things; I also chopped my hair as a result of this. Most of the time, I am unable to maintain my hygiene, such as brushing my teeth or taking a shower. Even doing the most minor task exhausts me. I procrastinate frequently and have difficulty focusing. I also believe I have ADHD or anxiety since I experience panic attacks from time to time, especially while performing in front of the entire class. I don't have any chronic illnesses, but I believe my parents have bipolar disorder, but they have not been diagnosed despite having all of the signs.

Kindly help.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and can understand your concern.

You might be suffering from major depressive disorder. However, there is non-pharmacological treatment for it, and I recommend you try the methods listed below to assist you in overcoming it.

Every day, engage in something for 30 to 45 minutes, such as going for a walk.

Practice twenty minutes of meditation every day; simply sit in one location in a comfortable position and try to concentrate on your natural breathing; do not stop or push yourself to control your thoughts; simply let them be.

Eat nutritious home-cooked meals and avoid junk food.

Drink plenty of water.

Spend meaningful time with friends and family daily. Engage in creative activities such as reading good novels, journal writing, painting, sketching, learning new skills or languages, or playing musical instruments

Get a minimum of seven to eight hours of sleep every day.

Avoid using cigarettes, alcohol, or any other drug.

Live your life, not simply spend it.

Be assertive and self-assured.

If your problems remain after four to six weeks of following the recommendations, you should begin taking drugs for a short period.

I hope this helps.

Thank you and take care.

Regards.

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

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi
Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatry

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