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HomeAnswersPsychiatrymajor depressive disorderI am suffering from anxiety, depression, short or minor temporary memory loss, body weakness, and increased heartbeat. What should I do?

What could be the reason for major depressive disorder?

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Published At April 4, 2023
Reviewed AtApril 21, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have symptoms of anxiety, depression, short or minor temporary memory loss, lack of attention and focus, sudden body weakness, and increased heartbeat.

Please help me.

Thank you.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your situation. 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. It will help you.

You should do exercises daily for 30 to 45 minutes like at least going for a walk.

You should do meditation for 20 minutes daily, just sit in one place in a comfortable position and try to concentrate on your normal breathing, do not stop or force yourself to stop your thoughts, just let it be. It will help you to relax.

You should eat healthy home-cooked food, and avoid junk food.

You must drink enough water.

You should spend quality time with friends and family daily or do video calls if you are living away from your family.

You should spend time on creative hobbies like reading good books, writing journals, painting, drawing, and learning new skills or language or musical instruments.

You should take enough 7 to 8 hours of sleep daily.

You must avoid tobacco or alcohol or any substance abuse.

Live your life, do not just spend it.

Be bold and confident.

If you still have symptoms that persist after following the advice for 4 to 6 weeks, then you need to start medications for a short duration.

I hope that you got your answer.

Please, let me know if you want some help.

Thank you.

Investigations to be done

CBC RBS Thyroid profile Vitamin B12 Vitamin D3 ECG

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi
Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi


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