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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How to help a patient who is suffering from a mental disorder for 24 years?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has been suffering from a mental disorder for 24 years (from my birth). My dad took her to the hospital and gave her the treatment, but no use even after two years of prescribed medicine. It had been 20 years of not using any medicine and treatment. Since my birth, I did not ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your situation. I can imagine how hard it must be for you. You have not mentioned the diagnosis in your query, so I cannot suggest what needs to be done, but I will explain how it works. The fact that you mentioned that she does not remember ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for depression and anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 16-year-old female. I have mental health issues. Here in my country, there is no priority to this problem. Rather they just see it as an illness, and they think I am going crazy. I honestly think I might be. I have been trying hard to ignore my feeling and honestly, think that...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understood what you are going through. But you should appreciate yourself for finding the strength to be able to ask for help. That is half the battle. Depression can be handled in two ways: 1. Medicine, for that, you will have to consult a psychiatrist because these...  Read Full »

How to control my skin pricking habit due to anxiety and depression?

Query: Hello doctor, This is a bit embarrassing. I am afraid of going to the doctor because I am embarrassed and ashamed. I have bad anxiety and social anxiety and depression. I pick at my skin constantly and I do it unknowingly and also when I am aware. I feel like I cannot help but I do it. And I do it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am so sorry to hear about your problem, I can understand it must be really difficult for you. Anxiety has to be managed in two ways: 1. Medical management, you will require some medications if the problem is severe. I cannot prescribe them online because it needs co...  Read Full »

I have intense anger issues. Is it due to bipolar disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I m female, 21 years old, 4.8 height and 42 kg weight. I am suffering from psychic problem. I think I have bipolar disorder, I get too much angry, anxiety,stress, and get depressed soon. I will break every object when I get angry I will become out of mind in that time, I broke more th...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your situation, I can understand it must be really difficult for you right now. What you are describing looks more like depression with anxiety, for bipolar disorder there has to be episodes of Mania which can be diagnosed after complete eval...  Read Full »

How to improve mental crisis such as suicidal thoughts?

Query: Hello doctor, Is mental health not as important as or more important than physical health? Why? What seems to be the dominant approach to treating people with depressive disorders? And, how do you think it could improve to prevent mental health crises, namely suicide? How should the topic of mental...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sharing my thoughts based on my professional experience and expertise. Mental Health is as important or probably even more important than physical health because most physical ailment or issue starts within the mind or if it is not for to a mental process, its to...  Read Full »

Can medicines cure major depressive episodes?

Query: Hello doctor, I Just went to GP today for medication. I had to force myself. Only 30 and suffering major depressive episode. Had it before I feel I left it too long. I have tried some treatment medicines without success. I did not really want Seroquel but I just got 25 mg and 50 mg of pristiq. My d...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can imagine how hard it is for you to be in this situation. Depression takes a toll on us in the worst ways possible, you should appreciate yourself to be able to reach out to get help, because many people cannot even find the strength or awareness to reach this po...  Read Full »

My father's yell after exam failure makes me feeling bad. How to deal with it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. Last year, I failed in maths exam and now I am trying to pass it. My exam is in April. My mind is telling me not to study because I already know what is going to happen. My father keeps asking me when do I have an exam or do you study. My nerves can not handle thi...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Failure can make you feel nervous and a little less of ourselves, but understand that your self worth does not depend on exam results. Everyone has their own strength and weaknesses. You too are good at something and bad at others. Clearly you are under a lot of stres...  Read Full »

Please help to deal with depression and anxiety as I become decompensating.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 61 years old. I have been decompensating by becoming more depressed and anxious. I moved to a new town 5 months ago. My husband is 70 years old and his health is deteriorating. He is having serious symptoms of COPD for which he is getting treatment but I am fearful that he will n...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can imagine it would be so difficult for you to handle so much all by yourself. And I can see that your past trauma is still holding a place in your mind and is effecting you negatively. I would suggest to start counseling therapy session, there are so many things...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a medicine to overcome suicidal thoughts and good sleep at night.

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing a lot of problems now that I can not sleep at night. It started a month ago, and it starts affecting my daytime routine as well. I am more anxious, and depressed even during the day and I am having a lot of frequent thoughts about suicide, specially at night. I am re...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your problem, but medications cannot be prescribed online. I can help you with the therapy and counseling which would help you out with the negativity and you can learn coping techniques with me. For medicine, you need to consult a local psy...  Read Full »

I feel sad and hopeless with loss of appetite. What is wrong with me?

Query: Hello doctor, I have felt very sad a lot of the time for the past year and a half. This has been accompanied by feeling hopeless, very low self esteem, feeling unloved and like a burden and occasional mild suicidal thoughts (although I would never act on them), being very sensitive to rejection ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The negative thoughts which are making you feel this way are due to depression. They are not valid thoughts, they occur due to chemical imbalance in the brain called serotonin. This is how depression works. I would suggest you to meet a psychiatrist as soon as possible...  Read Full »

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