Q. I am suffering from major depressive illness, sleep deprivation, and anxiety attacks. I need help.

Answered by
Dr. Suresh Kumar G D
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 04, 2020

I am suffering from major depressive illness,sleep deprivation,anxiety attacks,heavy breathing ,fatigue and exhaustion.i am a doctor myself, and currently taking Petril 0.5mg. I need help.

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Paediatrics Psychiatry

Hello Welcome to icliniq

- How long have you been experiencing features of depression , anxiety and related symptoms?

- Is there any ongoing stressor in your life that is exacerbating your symptoms ? Being a doctor can itself be an exhausting and demanding job.

- I note that you are taking Petril 0.5 mgs ( clonazepam). Petril is good for short term management of stress , anxiety and help you to calm down. As you know it is not recommended for long term use due to risk of dependence and tolerance. You can use petril occasionally as needed for upto 4 weeks

- If depression and anxiety symptoms are severe and persistent, you will benefit by taking SSRIs ( like Fluoxetine, Sertraline or Escitalopram).

- In addition to medication, make lifestyle changes to improve your mood. Regular exercise helps. Try walking for atleast 20-30 mins daily. Talk to a trusted family member /friend about any ongoing difficulties. If feasible, consider CBT which will be helpful to manage and prevent relapse of depression & anxiety

Hope this helps. Take care.

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