Sad Mood

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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How to get rid of recurring episodes of sadness and depression?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel depressed and sad continuously. It gets better but it keeps on kicking again in cycles. I feel very miserable at times. I remain sad for around a month or two or three months. After that, I try to become better but still, it recurs again. How to manage it?   Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and I am sure that you are really brave enough to deal with it. You seem to have a major depressive disorder. You can manage depression by non-pharmacological means. You need to follow these guidelines to deal with it. It will really help y...  Read Full »

My son is afraid of his final exam. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 22 years old and doing final year college. He used to be good at studies. During his first year college, he was in love with a girl and that was a one side affair. So, he became depressed. He was diagnosed with acute psychosis and treated with Divalproex sodium and Olanzapine....  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand the situation that you and your son are in and you have my sympathies for the same. If worry and exam anxiety are the main issues currently, then he can be given tablet Trika SR (Alprazolam) 0.5 mg in the morning daily. This can be given till his...  Read Full »

Kindly help me get relief from headaches and double vision.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having headache and double vision. My body is vibrating. I am feeling sad and could not concentrate on anything for the past 15 days. Since a few days, I feel like vomiting and heartburn after having food. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Persistent headache and double vision are symptoms which need further work-up. For other symptoms I can suggest medicines. I suggest you tablet Fluoxetine 10 mg at bedtime and continue for six weeks. This is for sad feeling and concentration problem. Tablet Paracetamol 65...  Read Full »

Why do I feel sad often?

Query: Hi doctor, Sometimes, I feel very sad inside. But, I do not know the reason for my sadness. During this period of sadness, I do not like to talk. I feel so depressed as I cannot do anything, including my studies? How to come out of this type of sadness? Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Persistent sadness along with decreased interest in communication is an indicative of clinical minor depression. If there are more symptoms, then it can be a major depressive disorder. In case of minor depression, I suggest 5-HTPn (5-Hydroxytryptophan), which is an he...  Read Full »

Why do I feel as if my friend is using me monetarily?

Query: Hi doctor, I do not have any health issue. But, I am not in mental peace with my close friends. I do something that is unintentional and it bothers my friends. This creates a sense of agony in me; it bothers me a lot as I overthink. The issue can be very small and negligible, but I think that one of...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq.com. The feeling that your friends are using you for money could be occurring due to trust issues. This results in a reaction formation and ultimately results in worsening of the situation. To prevent sudden reactions try to remain calm. Try to find out the cause for reacti...  Read Full »

I have problems focusing on things. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have lots of problem in focusing on things. I do lack of confidence in dealing with public and get nervous in social gathering. I become irritated when something wrong happens and always have negative ideas. I have hydrophobia too. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. Presence of negative thoughts, irritability, irrational fear and low self-esteem indicates toward possibility of clinically major depressive disorder. I like to assure you that this is totally treatable condition and there i...  Read Full »

Why do I think about death quite often?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently going through depression. I have been having suicidal thoughts. I have been thinking about death quite often. Last time when I felt depressed, I tried to cut my veins, but got caught. For example the other day at school, I imagined a way of killing a girl. I do not know ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hardik Tusharkant Bambhania

General Practitioner, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, I reckon that you are going through a very difficult time right now. However, you are dealing with it courageously, and I commend your effort to reach out for help here. We often feel sad, upset and down in life due to various reasons or followed by traumatic eve...  Read Full »

Do sad mood with mood swings and suicidal thought characterize bipolar disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I have three kids. My oldest is 16 years and she is a bit hard to deal with. I have been noticing her change of moods everyday. My mother, older sister, and younger brother told my middle son, that they hate her, no one wants her close. She had a rough break up, she says she hates lif...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Sharma

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Going by the description of your daughter's life circumstances and events, she seems to be in depression definitely. Is she in bipolar depression can only be determined if she exhibits the following. 1) Cycles of depression and mania. 2) There should be discrete ep...  Read Full »

How can self-hatred and low self-esteem be managed?

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned about my friend's self hatred. She is 23 years old. The problem with her is that even though she is a really helpful and benevolent person she hates herself and her existence. She always wants to stay sad so that she does not have to fall to low when a sad event occurs. Th...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is heartening to note that you are actively trying to support your friend. From your description, it is possible that your friend is experiencing some depressive symptoms. Cognitive distortions, thinking errors can be present in these situations which can lead to ...  Read Full »

I feel depressed and suffocated. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I feel low all the time. I do not like to do any work, neither do I feel like eating. I feel like something inside me is being broken or cramped. I feel like crying out loud. While listening to songs, my eyes get filled with tears, and I start crying. I feel suffocated. Long back, when I...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehmet Akif Camkurt

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms that you are describing are consistent with depression and anxiety. As you stated this is the second episode, it alerts us that you have recurrent depressive episodes which are a predictor for further ones. Depression usually lasts about three to six month...  Read Full »

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