Everybody feels sad at some point in there life, but if the feeling lasts for a long time and starts affecting one's life, then it is termed as clinical depression. The symptoms of depression are hopelessness, irritability, anxiousness, fatigue, loss of appetite, disinterest in everything, sleep problems, etc.
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How long should I take my antidepressant medication?
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from depression. I consulted a doctor and he prescribed me tablet Nexito and Lonazep. After taking the tablet for a month, I stopped it now. I am suffering with headache again. Should I continue the medication? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Depression is a mood disorder and the disorder occurs in episodes. The treatment also should be continued for a long duration. Nexito is Escitalopram and the drug should be continued for at least three to six months post remission of s... Read Full »
I am a 23-year-old female suffering from depression due to hectic work. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I face severe depression after going to work. My work is so hectic, and I started hating it. Every morning I start my work at 8 AM and finish at 7 PM in the evening. So, I would have a lunch break at 1:30 PM. I do not have any relaxation time other than my wo... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation, and you are right. Today people are running to get luxury and a comfortable life but sacrificing peace of life. You may have major depressive disorder due to your hectic and boring lifestyle. There is non-pharmacological management for yo... Read Full »
Can you help with my depression and thoughts about killing myself?
Query: Hi doctor, I am depressed. I feel like killing myself right now. I think about being in a car crash or cutting myself, but I do not know. I do not want to do it. I feel deserted from every corner of my life. Everybody is hurting me. And I have no one to talk to or turn to. I do not even have a shou... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If anything bad has happened recently, then this is due to that stress. Just think that the bad phase will pass. The symptoms like thoughts of killing yourself, depressed mood, crying spells, etc., are symptoms of a depressive disorder. If these symptoms are pre... Read Full »
I had a dream about my parent's death, and now I feel low, exhausted, as well as purposeless. Does it indicate depression?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 16-year-old male. Three days ago, I had the thought of my parent's death while in bed at night. It generally makes me sad, but this time the thought stayed and I eventually started overthinking about the death of my loved ones and how my parents will be left alone when I move f... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your situation. You may have major depressive disorder due to overthinking. You should follow the lifestyle mentioned below to deal with your depression as it will help you. 1. You should exercise daily for 30 to 45 minutes like at... Read Full »
I am taking medications for depression, but I am having night terrors and sweats. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a history of antidepressant-induced psychosis once, and LSD-induced psychosis. And depression on and off for a long time. I have been on Effexor XR 225 mg for six to eight weeks, slowly increasing over six weeks. Lithium 250 mg, I have added Olanzapine 2.5 mg now 5 mg at night and ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sometimes, an increased dose of tablet Olanzapine (an antipsychotic medication) can cause you these side effects. You need to reduce the medicine dose back to 2.5 mg. Also, keep a watch on your weight and blood sugar, as this can also be increased. I would suggest you t... Read Full »
My wife gets depressed, her hands or legs get twisted, and she loses consciousness whenever we argue. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, My wife and I argue a few times, and every time we do, she goes into a depressed state. Her hands & legs get twisted, and she starts crying loudly if asked anything in between. She goes unconscious for a long time and then gets normal by morning. This occasionally happens when we a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. The state of unconsciousness is called a dissociative state. It is a kind of defense or a buffer system used by the mind to avoid unnecessary tension and stress, but it is not a healthy line of defense. As you alrea... Read Full »
My mother is so clueless about what she is doing. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 50 years old. Sometimes, she is so clueless about how to talk, what to talk and when to talk. As a result she always gets hatred from the people around her. She fights with everyone and always complains about each and everything happening. We used to think all these where ho... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly answer me few questions. Has it started suddenly or gradually?How was she a year back? Was she completely normal or had some behavioral problems?For last one year, is she performing her duty like job or kitchen work? Is she caring and responsible in her family now?... Read Full »
What is the treatment for attention deficit disorder?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from attention deficit and disturbed memory problems. It affects the speed of my work. Presently I am taking tablet Fenofibrate 145 mg once daily and tablet Avital once daily for high triglycerides and disturbed lipids. Kindly suggest a treatment for my above problems. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com I have thoroughly read your query. But only with this much detail of symptoms, it is difficult to reach the diagnosis. So, please elaborate on your symptoms and answer a few questions. For how long have you been suffering from these problems? Do you have other depressive... Read Full »
I am getting mental images of the past for the ten months. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from what I think are mental problems since last year. To give you some context, I went abroad for studies, and I felt extremely lonely and miserable there. After a year, I was suffering from sleep problems. However, one day, I had confusing thoughts, just before ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This problem you are facing is a mental illness for sure. The description of your symptoms seems that it is a serious issue, as it has been persistent for the past 10 months.The problem you are facing is probably visual hallucinations or illusions, which are a part of psy... Read Full »
I feel tired and anxious after taking Abilify. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I am so anxious and sleeping 9 to 10 hours per day. It has begun when I start taking Abilify pills and Akineton. Why I feel so tired every day? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please answer me a few more questions. Do you have any of the following symptoms? Persistent low mood, disturbed appetite, loss of interest in previously pleasurable activities, ideas of hopelessness, ideas of helplessness, ideas of suicide and persistent headache. ... Read Full »