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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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What are the signs of depression and anxiety in teenagers?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18, and I desperately need help, which is why I am here. I do not even know if anyone will understand my pain or if it is important to anyone else. I want to live, but I feel trapped. I hate my life and myself. It all started when I learned about love. Now, all I crave is to love...  Read Full »

Dr. Aneel Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I can empathize with your current mental state, which appears to be severe depression, given your loss of interest in activities and feelings of hopelessness. It is crucial to recognize that life offers no second chances, with the first...  Read Full »

I struggle with severe anger issues. How can I get better?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a severe anger management problem. Sometimes I love my friends; sometimes, I hate them. I binge eat, drink vinegar, and hit myself many times when I make mistakes or overeat. I feel sad when it rains and cry in the middle of the night. I tend to regret what I have done. I hate s...  Read Full »

Dr. Aneel Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I can understand the pain you are experiencing now. This reflects the symptoms of depression and anxiety, but a few things need to know is any past events that happened to you during your childhood or adolescent time or any current issue like...  Read Full »

I have fear of talking with people due to my difficult childhood. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45-year-old male, the youngest of my other five siblings. All through my childhood years up to the age of 20, my parents and other four of my siblings were exposed to a very angry behavior of my elder brother, the oldest of my siblings. The age gap between him and me is 15 years di...  Read Full »

Dr. Aneel Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After I read your history that you had a very difficult past, for your brother who is schizophrenic patient, who need proper treatment and if unable to manage, he needs institutional care. As far as your history is concerned which shows depression and anxiety, can you m...  Read Full »

I am having depression and anxiety due to my husband's behavior. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from total depression and anxiety. I am 28 years old and married. Also six months pregnant. I have always felt that I and my partner are not compatible, I do not connect with him. Ours is a love marriage, but I never felt the love and care one should feel in such a relat...  Read Full »

Dr. Aneel Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to See at this time where you have to think for only yourself and to care for your pregnancy, at this time cannot do much rather than taking maximum care and getting yourself busy in daily work and go out to find some little things for your upcoming baby and have good slee...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing anxiety which is gradually turning into depression. How can I overcome it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from anxiety issues because of a deep personal loss in my life. Gradually, I am going into depression. I have a sudden existential crisis. How can I improve myself? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Aneel Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I am sorry for your loss. There are two types of stressors in life, controllable and uncontrollable. One cannot do anything about uncontrollable stress factors like someone's death, but one can work on controlla...  Read Full »

Why am I having fear about something bad happening along with crying?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a student. l am from a very poor family, preparing for the entrance exam and need selection to help my parents. I live alone, away from my home for study. From the past four months, I am struggling with a continuous fear, that my house is weak and it may break and my parents may g...  Read Full »

Dr. Aneel Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your history is clear that you have relapse depressive symptoms along with anxiety symptoms. You have obvious reasons for your symptoms like you live away from your home, poverty, basic needs of life like home and your sensitive personality like you are most of the time u...  Read Full »

Are crying without reason, feeling useless and demotivated related to depression?

Query: Hello doctor, Do I have depression? I need to know because I think it will be a whole lot easier if I know and admit it myself. Last night I was crying without reason, it has been like this for five years now. I can go on not going out of my room for a week without eating and every time I worry too...  Read Full »

Dr. Aneel Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Depression can be normal and can be a disease. Depression is diagnosed when a person has low or depressed mood for most of the day every day at least two weeks, lack of interest and pleasure in daily activities, other symptoms are sleep disturbances, appetite changes, p...  Read Full »

I am experiencing severe anxiety at the thought of my ex being with another girl. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting terrible anxiety at the thought of my ex moving on and the fact that it has been six months since we spoke. Why do I get constant images of him having sex with a girl and getting married, and why does this make me want to kill myself? How can I get myself out of these feel...  Read Full »

Dr. Aneel Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and I feel that your history is very short of understanding because you have mentioned that you are already on a mood stabilizer (Lamotrigine) and antidepressant (Mirtazapine) for the treatment of bipolar disorder, which is a mood disorder in ...  Read Full »

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