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Major Depressive Disorder

Major depressive disorder, also frequently called depression, is a mental health disorder characterized by a prolonged period of a depressive state. The patient will have symptoms like; feelings of sadness over a long period, frustration, lack of interest in work, school, and everyday activities, disturbance in sleep routine, constant tiredness, anxiety, loss of appetite, frequent suicidal thoughts or thoughts of death, etc. Depression, in its many forms, can affect children, teenagers, and adults. The treatment of depression usually includes medication, therapy, or a combination of both medication and therapy. According to research, these therapies may restore brain abnormalities related to depression.

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Why do I feel like not doing anything and my life is useless?

Query: Hello doctor, There are days when I do not feel like doing anything. I feel like I have nothing to keep going for, and my life is useless. Previously, I was treated for anxiety and depression. However, I did not go for further treatment after my session with a psychotherapist ended. Also, I have us...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You have a major depressive disorder. There is a non-pharmacological management for it. I suggest you follow few guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. Exercise daily for 30 to 45 minutes, like going for a walk. If possible, join a g...  Read Full »

I am concerned about my wife's depression. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 34 years old, and I am noticing some concerning changes in her behavior. She seems withdrawn, talks very little, avoids social interactions, cries frequently, and appears easily irritated. I am worried that she might be depressed. What steps can I take to support her and he...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your situation and your wife's problem. You are a caring husband. Your wife may have a major depressive disorder. There are non-pharmacological management options for her depression. You should try to follow the guideli...  Read Full »

I feel anxiety, breathlessness, shaking of legs, closing of fists, quietness, and raising of left hand involuntarily while walking. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I experience symptoms such as anxiety, breathlessness, shaking of legs, closing of fists, quietness, and raising of left hand involuntary while walking. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. As per your symptoms, you may have a major depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for depression, for which I suggest you follow the below guidelines to deal with it: 1. Exercises daily for 30-45 minutes, like at ...  Read Full »

I have severe anxiety and major depressive disorder. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, 18 years of age, 5'1", 160 lbs. I am currently on the medications Seroquel 50 mg and Remeron 45 mg. I have been diagnosed with the major depressive disorder (severe with psychotic features), and generalized anxiety disorder. I have been on multiple medications that have...  Read Full »


Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The description given here about you and your symptoms are really thought-provoking for any psychologist. To know that you are already under treatment for MDD and GAD is depressive in itself because you are just 18. Over and above you went through an ordeal of negative ...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with TB and get depressed. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. I weigh about 52 kg. So from the last one year, right after my graduation, I am at home as I was diagnosed with TB. So being at home I feel depressed. My mood changes every minute. My behavior from the last six months is irritating and arrogant. The people a...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your description and symptoms are typical of major depressive disorder. This happens very commonly, one in four women can have this at any point in their life. Due to any prolonged stresses, sometimes the stress handling capacity of the brain gets reduced due to the ...  Read Full »

I feel suicidal, sad, and scared. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 37-year-old man. I feel something is wrong with me. I do not feel well. I always have feelings of sadness and fear, as if I am going to die. Sometimes I feel suicidal. I do not feel good about anything in life, and I have no friends. If I tell anyone this, they will not understan...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am very sorry to hear about your medical condition. Do not worry; I am here to take care of you. You may have a major depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for your depression; you should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. I...  Read Full »

I have been battling depression for two years. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female suffering from depression for the last two years due to various reasons. I am a loner in life and am now completely withdrawn from social life. I cannot name a few friends to whom I can talk and my family does not show any care towards me. I am staying away f...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and have an impression that your psychiatrist is right in diagnosing you as a person suffering from a major depressive disorder. In fact, almost all the symptoms are present at this moment which point toward major depressive disorder. I understand ...  Read Full »

My sister is having marriage problems. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is 36 years, married, and she has four kids. She always faces problems with her husband. The same complaint is always there. He is humiliating me. He sees me as useless. He is neglecting me. He does not respect me. When I tried talking to her, I saw that her self-esteem is low a...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very important to stay away from social media. It is not a true life. Make her spend time with family and friends. Fix her duration to spend time with mobile or electronic gadgets. Give her books to read. Divert her to spend quality time for creative hobbies like...  Read Full »

Why am I feeling low and unable to concentrate on my studies?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been feeling low for quite some time. I have crying spells for no reason. I have fear of gaining weight. So I hardly eat anything and compensate the calories consumed by exercising and sometimes throwing up after eating. I am not able to concentrate on my studies. I end up stari...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may have a major depressive disorder. You should take antidepressants for short time. You can take tablet Fluoxetine 20 mg daily for short time. Do not worry about your weight. You have a low BMI. Do not follow any actress or model. Take healthy food, avoid junk fo...  Read Full »

I am a 21-year-old female. I have become impatient and angry after a toxic relationship. I am not able to control my mind. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old female. I used to be very calm and patient generally. About four years back I was in a toxic relationship. I got out of that relationship and now I am committed to a guy who is very calm and patient. But nowadays I have become very impatient and I also get angry sudden...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I can understand your concern. You may have major depressive disorder due to chronic stress from your past relationship. There is non-pharmacological management for depression. I suggest you try the below guidelines to deal with it. You sho...  Read Full »

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