Depressive disorder is a mental disturbance where the patient experiences depressive mood continuously and loss of interest to do any work. It may be caused due to physical, mental, or sexual abuse, certain medications, underlying conditions, etc. Treatment is started with a change in lifestyle. If that does not help then, antidepressant drugs are given, and counseling is done.
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I have been taking tablet Paxil for some time, but it makes me feel tired. Is there any other alternative for this?
Query: Hello doctor,I just started taking tablet Paxil, and thinking if I should consider tablet Wellbutrin as Paxil makes me tired, which is the opposite of what I want. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Tablet Paroxetine may cause sedation and tiredness during the early part of the treatment. If you cannot tolerate it, try another drug from the SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), such as Fluoxetine. You can try the tablet Wellbu... Read Full »
What is the cause for having sudden mood changes and fear of losing people?
Query: Hi doctor, I often feel very low, anxious, and stressed. I try diverting myself, but I still get into a trance, where I feel sad. I am afraid of losing people, and keep thinking about what they think and how they feel. Even though they are not worthy of my sorry at times, I still apologize out of ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I do not think these are symptoms of multiple personalities. Your main symptoms are related to mood like low mood, feeling bad at times, and anxiousness. Fear of losing people is also related to depression. Your behavior to say so... Read Full »
Can you help with my depression and thoughts about killing myself?
Query: Hi doctor, I am depressed. I feel like killing myself right now. I think about being in a car crash or cutting myself, but I do not know. I do not want to do it. I feel deserted from every corner of my life. Everybody is hurting me. And I have no one to talk to or turn to. I do not even have a shou... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If anything bad has happened recently, then this is due to that stress. Just think that the bad phase will pass. The symptoms like thoughts of killing yourself, depressed mood, crying spells, etc., are symptoms of a depressive disorder. If these symptoms are pre... Read Full »
I am having anxiety issues after my father's demise. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I had numbness after my father's death. It has been two years since then. There was also a decline in cognitive capability. The brain gets easily drained and stops to think after a certain time in an exam. Old memories are blurry. There is huge resistance to thinking about something wi... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation. You may have mixed anxiety and depressive disorder. There is a non-pharmacological management for it, and you should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. ... Read Full »
I have depressive dissociation along with anxiety, and my doctor has advised brain stimulation therapy as the medicines are not helping anymore. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from depressive dissociation and anxiety for the last four years. Medicines are not helping anymore, and my doctor has suggested brain stimulation therapy, so I need an opinion on that. Currently, I am taking Lamotrigine, Clonazepam, and Amisulpride. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Brain stimulation therapy is used when there is a resistant psychiatric illness. Have you taken all types of antidepressants in proper doses and for enough duration to have an effect? Please tell me about the medicatio... Read Full »
I always feel sad for no reason, and I do not feel like eating, or going out. Do I have depression?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I feel sad and cry for no reason. I have chest pain sometimes. Also, I do not feel like going out and want to be at home. I love to eat, but now I do not feel like eating. When I think about my future, I feel nothing good will happen. I do not want to do anythi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From the symptoms mentioned, you may have a major depressive disorder. I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below. 1. Do exercises for 30 to 45 minutes daily, and do meditation for 20 minutes daily. 2. Eat healthy home-cooked foo... Read Full »
I feel suffocated at times and suffer from frequent mood swings. Do I have a bipolar disorder?
Query: Hello doctor, I fight with one decision and then I decide another thing at the end moment. I get agitated easily. I also cannot focus on my studies and think of suicide at times. I feel suffocated at times and suffer from mood swings. Am I Bipolar? Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you are suffering from a major depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for your depression. So, I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below. 1. You should do exercises da... Read Full »
How to become more energetic and active?
Query: Hi doctor, I am taking Stalopam 10 bd, Fludac 20 od and Alprax 0.5 od for anxiety and depression. I feel sleepy in daytime and frequent yawning. I feel fatigue and no energy or activeness. I am also on Olmesartan for high BP; Harty and Mactor EZ for high cholesterol levels. Kindly suggest some medic... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. You are suffering from anxiety and depressive disorder and are on 20 mg Escitalopram and 20 mg Fluoxetine per day.Both these drugs are SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) and in my opinion there is no use in taking two SSRI drugs ... Read Full »
I have been experiencing intense stress and anxiety issues over the last few months. Is it fine to use SSRIs for this problem?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing intense anxiety, stress, restlessness and insomnia over the couple of months because of stress at university.This anxiety has had a big impact on my life. Would you consider SSRIs helpful in this situation? Please suggest. Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate you for reaching out for help. I have read your query, and I can understand your situation. You may have mixed anxiety and depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for it, and you should try to follow the below guidelines to deal wit... Read Full »
I have been having suicidal thoughts and negative feelings, including loneliness or nervousness, for many days. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor,I have had suicidal thoughts for the past ten days. I have negative feelings such as loneliness and nervousness, I feel hopeless, and I cannot complete any tasks. I decided to make things better every day but never succeeded. I have been unemployed for the past four years and unable to foc... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. You are suffering from a major depressive disorder due to chronic stressful conditions. There are many helpful non-pharmacological measures to tackle depression. I suggest you follow a few instructions mentioned be... Read Full »