Mood disorders happen due to disrupted mental well-being. When the state of mood affects an individual's well-being and day-to-day activities, it is said to be a disorder. Persistent sad moods can lead to anxiety disorders, depression, etc., harming physical well-being. Substance use and withdrawal also cause sad moods. Seeking the help of a psychologist or psychiatrist can be of use to come out of the situation.
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Why have I lost interest in everything and feel depressed at times?
Query: Hello doctor, I have lost interest in everything for the past few months. I want to stay isolated. I feel depressed at times. What to do? 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 depression. Depression is a common psychiatric illness that affects around 20 people out of 100. There are very good treatment options available for it, including therapy, counseling... Read Full »
I have been feeling low, exhausted, tired, useless, and unable to express myself as before. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor,I feel so low and not able to express myself as I used to before. I feel exhausted, tired, dumb, and useless. Socializing with my friends did not help as they used to. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. You may have a major depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for depression, you should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. You should do exercises daily fo... Read Full »
I am confused whether I have depression or just sadness. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I think I have been facing depression since the beginning of last year for a few weeks but I do not know if it was depression. I did not speak to anyone or do anything about it. Now there are hours, days, or even weeks where I just feel sad for no reason. What is this? How can it be he... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. It must be tough for you. Not understanding what is happening is very difficult. I understand you have been experiencing sadness for quite some time. But have you been facing any major stress at work or any problems in you... 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 have anxiety and sadness due to overthinking. What medications can I take without a prescription?
Query: Hi doctor, I have anxiety, which affects my daily living. I overthink everything, and this makes me sad. What medications can I take without a prescription? Kindly suggest. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I suggest you take any antihistamine tablets like Cetrizine or Loratadine, and you do not need a prescription for that. I also suggest you consult a psychiatrist for a proper evaluation and follow the instructions mentioned below: 1. Sleep at... Read Full »
I feel heartburn and dizzy almost daily, and I am upset with my life. What to do?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 31-years-old male. I am so upset because I feel heartburn and dizzy almost every day. Before, I played cricket and did the job for 10 hours traveling to different places, but now I cannot even go for a walk or play, and I quit my job. I did not know what is happening. I am upset w... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. As per your description, you seem to be suffering from depression and anxiety. I would like to know the details of your problem, your social circle, the nature of job, your appetite, and your sleep pattern. Both de... Read Full »
I am a 40-year-old female suffering from depression because of problems with my mother. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old female. In my whole life, I could not find a single incident to convince myself that my mother loved me. She has no motherly emotions for me. I always tried hard to make her happy and get some affection, but in return, I always got criticism and hatred. She always gi... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Mother's love is one of the most important things in one's life. There is a saying a child can be bad or good, but a mother is always good, nothing else. So maybe there is some misunderstanding between you both. Mayb... Read Full »
How do I get off my distractions and study well?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old. I have many questions in life to which I cannot find an answer. My parents ran a school and naturally, I attended the same. Even though I did not work very hard, I used to top the class. But, when I reached the fifth grade, I got distracted easily and did not study we... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The main problem which I picked from your description is that you get tensed about studying. You have set up a self-image of a guy who is poor in studies and cannot succeed. I think you are too harsh on yourself. Every individual is unique in his own sense and is not n... Read Full »
I am a 18-year-old girl who feels melancholy and hopeless. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 18-year-old girl who is concerned about my mental health. I feel melancholy and hopeless about the future most of the time. I can get distracted, but if it is a bad day, I cannot smile without forcing it out of politeness. I might be talking to my friends and suddenly feel like ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I understand what you go through every day. However, thoughts of self-harm and death indicate a serious problem. You seem to be suffering from chronic depression. Your description suggests there was no reason around you, and you started ha... Read Full »
I have been an excellent student since childhood, but recently I have let everyone down. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor,I am 18 years old. Since childhood, I have been an excellent student both in academics as well I sports. But recently in my final exams, I let everyone down. I am very upset and depressed because of my results. I want my parents to be proud of me once again. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. I agree you have been an all-rounder all your life and have excelled in everything. This is probably the first time this has happened, and you feel you have let everyone down. This is not the end of the world. Yo... Read Full »