Depression

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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Please tell me ways to treat forgetfulness and disturbed sleep.

Query: Hi doctor, For a while, my memory has been really bad. A recent event with my memory is as follows. My alarm goes off at 7:04 AM and I looked at my clock at 7:05 AM and I could not remember how my alarm had gone off, which was only a minute later. But, things I memorized before some years are still ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. By your two symptoms, it is not possible for me now, to provide you the exact diagnosis. Forgetfulness, sometimes a symptom of depression. It is called pseudodementia. Disturbed sleep and restlessness can also be associated with it. But, for diagnosis of depres...  Read Full »

I feel tired and anxious after taking Abilify. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am so anxious and sleeping 9 to 10 hours per day. It has begun when I start taking Abilify pills and Akineton. Why I feel so tired every day?  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please answer me a few more questions. Do you have any of the following symptoms? Persistent low mood, disturbed appetite, loss of interest in previously pleasurable activities, ideas of hopelessness, ideas of helplessness, ideas of suicide and persistent headache. ...  Read Full »

Which is the best form of Paroxetine hydrochloride?

Query: Hi doctor,I was diagnosed with depression, OCD and anxiety. My current medications are Paroxetine hydrochloride hemihydrate and Clonazepam. I would like to know if Paroxetine hydrochloride formulation is the same as Paroxetine hydrochloride hemihydrate.  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a little chemical variation. But, the dose will remain the same in both the formulation. For further information consult a psychiatrist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/psychiatrist  Read Full »

Have to interact with people but my fear remains an obstacle. Will you suggest any solution?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old. I do not like being in public. I do not do anything fun. I have a thought that always people in my surroundings are looking at me. So I would rather be at home. I do not like using the phone. I am taking Klonopin 2 mg 3 times a day. But I am not taking it now as I am...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from panic attacks with agoraphobia (fear to go to public place). You are taking Benzodiazepine (Klonopin-Clonazepam) of very high dose. Continue it but should take it occasionally only, as high chance of dependence is there. You should start an antid...  Read Full »

Please diagnose the exact cause of my condition.

Query: Hi doctor, Is diagnosis important? I have been diagnosed by many therapists and each one has had a different diagnosis. One doctor says it might be BPD and other says it might be a bipolar disorder or Asperger syndrome or cyclothymia. Why is it so? I am starting to feel like I am wasting my time tr...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. BPD and bipolar disorder have similar symptoms. Cyclothymia is its minor form. Persons with BPD are said to be on the borderline between neurosis and psychosis, persons with bipolar disorder experience episodes of extreme mood swings ranging from depression to mania. ...  Read Full »

I am being emotionally abused. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. I am an engineering college student. I have an younger brother. My parents have always been distant for as long as I remember and the beating, fighting and emotional abuse started around five years back. Now they started to fight with us too. My father always try to t...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having symptoms of both depression (sad mood, forgetfulness, depersonalization, feeling of helplessness, suicidal ideation, loss of concentration) and anxiety (restlessness, heaviness). So, your diagnosis is mixed depression and anxiety disorder. You need to take ...  Read Full »

My mother is so clueless about what she is doing. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 50 years old. Sometimes, she is so clueless about how to talk, what to talk and when to talk. As a result she always gets hatred from the people around her. She fights with everyone and always complains about each and everything happening. We used to think all these where ho...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly answer me few questions. Has it started suddenly or gradually? How was she a year back? Was she completely normal or had some behavioral problems? For last one year, is she performing her duty like job or kitchen work? Is she caring and responsible in her famil...  Read Full »

Can Quetiapine make a person drowsy?

Query: Hi doctor, Two years ago, I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression and was treated with Fluoxetine, Zepam and Modafinil. Since one and a half years, I have been taking tablet Quetiapine 25 mg and tablet Lithoril 400 mg twice a day. Also, I am taking tablet Prodep 10 mg once in the morning for de...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Surely, psychiatric issues are a taboo these days. But, in my opinion you should continue with your medications according to the way it is responding in your body. If the above medications are working well for you by keeping your mood pleasant and the interperson...  Read Full »

I feel depressed and anxious in a new social situation. How to overcome this?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 years old girl. I feel nervous, anxious, and my heart rate increases whenever I am in a new social situation. I have a fear of being embarrassed and judged all the time even for the smallest day to day activities. I always feel as others treat me as low in their comparison. I t...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Take tablet Paxidep CR 25 mg (Paroxetine) half tablet in the morning and one tablet at night. Do meditation daily. Before a stage performance or when you are going to meet a new person take tablet Betacap TR 20 mg (Propanolol) one tablet one hour before the meeting. Fo...  Read Full »

I was asked to increase Cymbalta dose but worried about side effects. Any thoughts?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 55 year old healthy woman. I have had chronic depression since adolescence. I historically do well with a low dose of antidepressant. When I do not take one, it usually does not work out. I have been on a low dose of Cymbalta for the past five years. 20 mg. Lately, I have been ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Until now, how many episodes of depression did you have (episodes means at least two months of complete recovery between two episodes)? Or, is it continuous for five years? Any family history of depression? Revert with more information to a psychiatrist online -->...  Read Full »

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