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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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Why is there no improvement in my depression and anxiety even after taking Fluoxetine?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking tablet Fluoxetine for anxiety and depression for the past few weeks. But there is no improvement in my condition. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Siva Anoop Yella

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I have a few questions, is your blood pressure maintained? Do you have any headaches? Are you having any palpitations or disturbed sleep at night after starting the tablet Fluoxetine (selective serotonin reuptake...  Read Full »

What is depression and how to tackle it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 53-year-old male. I developed anxiety and depression five years ago and was on Cipralex 5 mg once daily for the past five years, and it worked wonders for me, as I had no signs of anxiety or depression for the past five years. However, the symptoms of anxiety and depression have c...  Read Full »

Dr. Siva Anoop Yella

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understood your problem, and I am here to help you out. You might need an increase of the dosage of Sertraline above 100 mg. May I know if there are any symptoms of depression at present that you would like to mention? Do you have thyroid disorders?  Read Full »

Why do I have a bad mood, unwillingness to do things, and negative thoughts?

Query: Hello doctor,Three months ago, I visited psychiatrists and psychotherapists for advice concerning the depression episodes I periodically have, including bad mood, unwillingness to do anything, and obtrusive negative thoughts. When I came back, I was not in depression. The doctor prescribed me Fluanx...  Read Full »

Dr. Siva Anoop Yella

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Could you please tell me if you are consuming alcohol even now every day? What was the reason for you to take alcohol back then continuously for one month? Is there any particular reason for all your stress? Are you having any problems at work or home? Do you have an...  Read Full »

Can health anxiety cause eye problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old male with a history of reoccurring iritis and unexplained fatigue. I also have severe health anxiety, depression, and OCD, which my psychiatrist has prescribed Klonopin 5 mg three times a day. Over five years, I have had a sleep study, MRI of my brain, abdominal compute...  Read Full »

Dr. Siva Anoop Yella

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand what you have been going through. What exact symptoms do you have when you say iritis? Does your eye become very much congested and red with watery discharge from the eyes? Did you anytime consult an ophthalmologist for the same? Do you have any history ...  Read Full »

Can PCOD affect our mental health?

Query: Hi doctor,I have PCOD for three years. Currently, I did not get periods for four months and took tablets for it. I followed some home remedies to resolve PCOD but it does not help me. I feel suffocated mentally. The incidents that happen around me make me question everything. I do not know what to d...  Read Full »

Dr. Siva Anoop Yella

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understood your problems regarding your mental health and physical health. You need to consult a gynecologist for PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) so that you can get better help for it. According to the symptoms you described, it looks like you are suffering from de...  Read Full »

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