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Symptoms Of Depression

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 can I overcome depression and sleep peacefully at night?

Query: Hello doctor, I am feeling depressed as I am unable to sleep at night. I try to sleep on time but find it difficult to fall asleep for the next two to three hours. Sometimes I do not have any trouble. I go to bed early as I do not sleep in the afternoon. I do not have any sleeping disorders. I am fa...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your description of the problem, you seem to suffer from depression. In depression, people have sleep disturbances. So it would be better if you seek treatment for depressive illness. Meanwhile, I suggest you try the following sleep hygiene measures: Use you...  Read Full »

I am always feeling depressed and lonely. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am always feeling depressed and lonely. I am now least interested in doing activities which I used to love doing. I cannot even concentrate on my studies. I am feeling dull every minute with stress, negative thinking, and overthinking. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Krishan Kumar Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your problem. You are suffering from depressive episode. Your issues like being negative, sad, tensed, tiredness, decreased interest, weakness, decreased emotional control, sleepness, the eating problem are the core symptoms of a depressive episode. I h...  Read Full »

I dreamt of my parent’s death and it is depressing. Help me.

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 »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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...  Read Full »

My wife gets unconscious when we argue. Kindly 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 »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I have been experiencing severe anxiety and panic attacks along with depression. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from depression. I do not feel like doing any work; I am having problems with sleep. My appetite has become poor, and I frequently experience anxiety and panic attacks. I underwent a depression test, and the results returned stating that I suffer from severe depression. Kin...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to on your symptoms, you may be suffering from a major depressive disorder. I can suggest you non-medical management guidelines that will help better your condition. You must follow a basic exercise regimen to help you overcome fatigue. You can start with basic walkin...  Read Full »

I have been feeling very low for years. Can this be due to depression?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been feeling very low for years and want to know if I have depression. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You can talk to me. I can understand it is a difficult situation to be in. However, I suggest talking to a professional about your low self-esteem and confidence. Your thoughts and character define who you are, not what other people think....  Read Full »

I am a student experiencing stress, irregular sleep patterns, and a diminished ability to concentrate. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently in my first year of high school, and I find myself in a highly competitive academic environment where many students aspire to attend prestigious universities. The atmosphere can be quite stressful. My sleep schedule is often irregular, with me typically going to bed bet...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health care. I can understand your concern. In my opinion, distress is the main culprit here, and you should focus on stress management. The following steps can be helpful: Follow sleep hygiene practices, such as maintaining a regular sleep schedule, avoid...  Read Full »

How do I overcome financial stress and sleep well?

Query: Hi doctor,I am in financial distress, so I am not able to concentrate on work or family. I am not able to sleep well. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your description, though it is difficult to conclude, it seems that you might be having a depressive episode secondary to your financial stress, as you reported difficulty in concentrating along with a reduced sleep. Depressive episodes can be either endogenous ...  Read Full »

I am not able to decide about my career. Do I need psychiatric consultation?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 30 year old male. At present, I am struggling to make a move in my career. I have been sitting idle for about eight months and I am confused about which career direction to take. I want to play according to my strength. I am not able to decide about it. I keep changing my decision o...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Indecisiveness could be occurring due to underlying mood disturbance, but to make an exact diagnosis of the problem a detailed evaluation is needed. You are not working for last eight months and struggling in your career. It could be due ...  Read Full »

I harm myself when feelings go out of control. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had the following problems for quite a few years. I was all right at first, but lately, it has been getting worse. Moderate to severe depression almost all the time such that feeling happy is an escape and a treat. I harm myself when feelings go out of control. I hit or bang my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to be suffering from depressive symptoms. The episodes of self-harming behavior may be the consequence of your low frustration tolerance. You tend to avoid intimate relationships because you have a low self-esteem. All these boil down to an underlying depressive...  Read Full »

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