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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I am an 18-year-old person with depression. How do I overcome this?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old suffering from depression. I want to overcome this. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Wanting to be isolated, having problems in socialization, not wanting to go outside, lack of concentration in education and general, feeling of worthlessness, etc., are symptoms of depression and anxiety. There are m...  Read Full »

How to overcome the feeling of hopelessness?

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.  Read Full »

Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Depressive disorder or depression is a neurochemical disorder. A suicidal tendencyis 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 men...  Read Full »

Is acting weird, self-harming, and depressed always mean I have depression?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an 18 year old female. I have no idea what is wrong with me. I am sad all the time, cry for no reason, smile for no reason and hate myself. I behave oddly and do things like spilling water and even self-harm when angry. I cannot concentrate. I am unable to sleep most of the times. ...  Read Full »

Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand. You should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression, but they are short lived. Were you disappointed in the near past? Otherwise, you have a depressive disorder. Depr...  Read Full »

How to help my psychologically unwell friend?

Query: Hi doctor, My friend is getting married in another six months and it is love marriage. When his fiance was in her second relationship she fell in love with my friend. After few months only he came to know that she does not seriously love him. She started loving him so seriously when he lost his ...  Read Full »

Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is psychological dilemma. Naturally equivalent to conflict induced depression state. Your friend should accept the fact that his present girlfriend had those physical relationships and come in terms with that. Now he has two options. One is to marry his girlfriend a...  Read Full »

My father is suffering from depression due to paralysis. How to help him?

Query: Hello doctor, My problem does not concern me, but it does concern my father, who has suffered from a rare disease last year, which left him paralyzed from the waist below for a month. Since then, a year ago, he has slowly been recovering, but the problem is that he is depressed and turning towards ...  Read Full »

Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to your father, he is doing the right thing. He is 54 years old. He had suffered from a rare disease last year, and it is taking time for his recovery. He is paralyzed waist below. He has nothing to do when he is alone. He is just laying down throughout the...  Read Full »

After my delivery, I am getting scared for everything. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old, and I have 1.6 months old baby. After my delivery, I am getting scared for everything. If something bad had happened to anyone, I am scared to talk with that people am thinking that it will happen to me also. If I love to buy any product while taking am thinking tha...  Read Full »

Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please do not worry. After delivery, for any woman, it is common to have a hormonal imbalance which could cause anxiety and depression symptoms. More over, the trauma associated with the childbirth also could trigger anxiety and depression. But both of the anxiety an...  Read Full »

I have PTSD, anxiety, depression and started noticing blackouts. What can I do?

Query: Hello Doctor, I recently consulted a counsellor suggested by my probation officer and discovered that I have extreme post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression, etc. I wonder if any of this could be related to the trouble I have got myself into. When I get very overwhelmed with emotio...  Read Full »

Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You should get yourself investigated for the blackouts and memory problems you face. First, you should consult a neurologist for that. Once every other neurological issue are cleared, then only we can diagnose whether it as related to your anxiety, depression or PTSD...  Read Full »

No matter the situation, why do not I ever get happy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female. I am having a long-standing history of severe depression episodes on and off for 20 years. Despite everything, I have a degree, full-time job and home of my own. I have done really well last few years too after CBT. I have stayed well and even been promoted at ...  Read Full »

Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concerns. You should be able to distinguish between disappointment and depression. Disappointment also brings on symptoms identical to depression but they are short lived. You had multiple disappointing episodes and some of them were so deep. ...  Read Full »

Why do I get some weird thoughts and numb feeling?

Query: Hi doctor, Nine months before, I had to break up with my mom's house. Then, I found that she passed away. Since then, I am really numb without any feelings. I have been crying non-stop for her, because she was my best friend as well. Also, I am not able to explain my feeling. In the past one and a h...  Read Full »

Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your feeling. Please do not worry and do not scare about your symptoms. You were shocked to see your mother's death and that shock precipitated as anxiety about your own health. You started to fear about your life, well-being, etc., and that again made yo...  Read Full »

What possible psychiatric problems can a person develop in the following scenario?

Query: Hi doctor, I do not want a therapy, but I would like your opinion on what kind of personality or problems a person could develop as an adult if the following happened to him as a child. He got sick as a kid from meningitis in the 60´s. His uncle was a pediatric and placed him on a first check...  Read Full »

Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to hear that you experienced these traumatic events in your childhood. The given events are traumatic. When a person experiences continuous traumatic events in his life, he could develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This could happen at any time ...  Read Full »

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