I am crying the whole time, cannot sleep, and overthink the whole day. What is happening to me?

Q. What causes overthinking and sleeplessness on a daily basis?

Answered by
Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 25, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am crying the whole time, cannot sleep, and overthink the whole day. What is happening to me? Kindly help.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation. You may have a major depressive disorder or underlying stress. 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.

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

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 seven to eight 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.

I suggest you start the tablet of Escitalopram 10 mg daily in the morning after breakfast.

You must do the following blood reports and follow up after 10 days.

I hope that you get your answer.

Please, let me know if you want some help.

Thank you.

Investigations to be done:

CBC (complete blood count), thyroid profile, vitamin D3, and vitamin B12.

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