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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 is the treatment followed for social phobia?

Query: Hi doctor, I have social phobia. I have this problem from my childhood. Till now, I have not visited any doctor. I am explaining my common issues. Please go through it and please suggest me. I dislike being introduced to other people. I find hard to go outside. I cannot be confident in front of othe...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your problem, and I can understand your concern. You have social phobia and anxiety disorder. You need to consult a psychiatrist soon as depression and avoidant personality disorder are difficult to differentiate from a social anxiety disorder. In so...  Read Full »

I am on antidepressants and do not feel like going to work. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been using Fluvoxin 100 mg, Oxetol 450 mg and Quetiapine 100 mg for depression and OCD for five years. My problem is I am not regular to work as I do not feel to go to work. I feel like this only in the morning. I want to be in the bed. I do not feel it is because only of slee...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems that your depressive symptoms are bothering you. It may be helpful to increase the dose of Fluvoxin (Fluvoxamine) and reduce the dose of quetiapine, so discuss with your psychiatrist for increasing the doses of antidepressant Fluvoxin. Do regular exercise, or g...  Read Full »

I have loss of sexual energy and stamina. Do I need medication?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently facing the problem of total loss in sexual energy and stamina. The body feels very tired and energy-less. Do I have to take some medicine for it? I have been watching lots of porn for years now but have stopped it. There is no stamina left. Is this something serious or I...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, you need treatment for this but before that, you need to be evaluated by a doctor to find the cause of it. As medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, thyroid dysfunction and psychological conditions such as depression and anxiety can cause such sympt...  Read Full »

Which treatment is best for depression, anxiety and IBS with diarrhea?

Query: Hello doctor, I have depression, anxiety, fast heartbeat, excess sweating, low energy, IBS with diarrhea from the last 15 years. I have taken so many allopathic medicine and showed to so many psychiatrist but no real effect. Now I am really confused that which treatment should I follow for long te...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you have mentioned three different prescription in which Escitalopram and Clonazepam is common to all and rest are different drug. Each drug has its own side effects and each person may have few of these side effects. Now, coming to your question that which one is t...  Read Full »

I always feel like crying and nothing makes me happy. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have lost all the zeal, nothing makes me happy. I am always in a mood to cry and being around friends does not make me feel better anymore. I have started eating less, sleeping more, and though I try to concentrate on my studies, it is of no use. I cry whenever I am alone. I have bec...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to These symptoms point towards depression. So, get an appointment with a psychiatrist and get yourself evaluated for the same. Get thyroid function test, routine blood investigation, and blood sugar done. Also, do maintain sleep hygiene. Thanks and regards.   Read Full »

Why do I have extreme and unstable emotions?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old female, 5 feet and 8 inches, 285 lbs; currently taking Seroquel 100 mg at night and Adderall 30 mg on days I have to work. I have a history of depression, anxiety, self-harm, drug abuse, obsessive thoughts, and chronic fatigue. I have gained 40 lb weight in the past ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your problem and understand your concern. I understand you were diagnosed as suffering from borderline personality disorder(BPD) and responded poorly to treatment despite multiple medications. In BPD, usually, you do not respond to medicines. You al...  Read Full »

I am taking medications for depression, but I am having night terrors and sweats. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a history of antidepressant-induced psychosis once, and LSD-induced psychosis. And depression on and off for a long time. I have been on Effexor XR 225 mg for six to eight weeks, slowly increasing over six weeks. Lithium 250 mg, I have added Olanzapine 2.5 mg now 5 mg at night and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sometimes, an increased dose of tablet Olanzapine (an antipsychotic medication) can cause you these side effects. You need to reduce the medicine dose back to 2.5 mg. Also, keep a watch on your weight and blood sugar, as this can also be increased. I would suggest you t...  Read Full »

How to treat my problem with poor erection and loss of sex drive?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 32 years old and just got married last year. I am having a problem maintaining an erection during sex. My feeling of having sex is also reduced a lot. I do not feel like doing it at all. Please do let me know what can be done.  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Reduced desire and poor erection can be because of depression and other anxiety disorders. It may also be due to medical illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, etc. So visit a nearby doctor for further evaluation and if the medical cause is found, take treatment accordi...  Read Full »

How to stay away from the habit of drinking alcohol?

Query: Hi doctor, I have severe depression following a bereavement. I started to drink, and it has been a couple of days now. I am terrified of stopping it. I am taking Maxitram and Fluoxetine 60 mg. I took Librium and Omeprazole before few days.  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The symptoms associated with alcohol withdrawal are managed by Benzodiazepines such as Librium (Chlordiazepoxide) or Clonazepam or Lorazepam. Depending upon the severity of withdrawal symptoms, the doses can be adjusted, so that you will not have the feel of withdrawal ...  Read Full »

Is insomnia a permanent side effect of Prednisone?

Query: Hello doctor, I had been taking Trazodone 400 mg and Luvox for depression. My doctor prescribed Prednisone 10 mg two tablets daily for 10 days for a cough. However, since taking Prednisone, my insomnia had worsened dramatically. I stopped taking Prednisone after 10 days, but my insomnia had not imp...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is a well-known fact that Prednisone causes insomnia, but it is not permanent. It may take a few days to return to a normal sleep pattern as the sleep cycle is disturbed. Try to follow good sleep hygiene. If still unable to sleep after a few days then sleep promot...  Read Full »

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