Depression is a mental illness which results in feeling sad, loss of interest in daily activities, irritability, mood swings, and sleepiness. It is a state of mind which develops over a period of time due to various reasons. A depressed person might have difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, weight loss, fatigue, and might get suicidal thoughts.
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Query: Hello doctor, I have these big changes in my mood and activity levels. I will swing from feelings of euphoria and lots of energy during this time. I am extremely aggitated, my thoughts race and I feel as if I do not need much sleep. But I will then crash to an extremely depressive state where I wil... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In order to make an accurate diagnosis, some more detailed information is required about your symptoms such as when did it begin, how long do they last, what exactly you feel in depression, have you taken any medicines for it previously, is there any family history ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, For the past three years, I have been taking 100 mg of Zoloft and for the past five years, I have been taking 36 mg of Concerta. While taking them, my mood was pretty consistent with only a few times of feeling slightly depressed. But while I took them, I still was overthinking and ha... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, regarding Zoloft (Sertraline), it is an antidepressant medicine which increases the level of serotonin in the brain which in turn aids in a normal mood. If such a medication is tapered suddenly or stopped suddenly then rebound symptoms of anxiety and depress... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,I am 18 years old and I just started taking online college classes. I attempted to go to in-person classes but I had panic attacks and I dropped out. For the last two years, I only leave my apartment to go to the movie theater and grocery store. I also go to the doctors and therapists, but... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per details provided by you regarding your diagnosis, such patients tend to have difficulty in attention and concentration along with difficulty in facing social situations and anhedonia. The best course of treatment as per prevailing clinical guidelines is psycho... Read Full »