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 to treat compulsive superstitions?

Query: Hi doctor, How to treat compulsive superstitions? I need some help to treat my mother. She is also a depression patient and for which she is taking medication.  Read Full »


Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Superstitions are normal in our culture. If it is significant enough to cause distress and impairment in day-to-day functioning, then it can be pathological. Many people resort to these superstitions as a possible explanation for their false beliefs. However, I need to kn...  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 »


Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

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. Wh...  Read Full »

How to help my extremely depressed and angry mom?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is extremely depressed and showing the anger towards my dad with the wrong assumptions. She is not at all listening to our words. Whenever we advise on this, she is showing abnormal anger, which is unusual. I tried to take her to a psychiatrist, but she is not ready to come. She ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Singh

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all we need to establish whether she is really suffering from depression or any other mental illness. It is quite common to label all mental illnesses as depression. We diagnose a person as a patient of depression if the following symptoms are present for most of...  Read Full »

How to deal with separation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 41 years old. I am dealing with separation. My husband is possibly a sociopath. He left the city two years ago and wants a divorce now. I am unable to go ahead with it. I need some help for my anxiety and the illusion he created years ago. Also, I was on Daxid 100 mg and stopped no...  Read Full »


Dr. Shivanand B Hiremath

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand what you are going through. I would like to know some more details about the problems you are experiencing. Do you have a social support at present from some close family members or children or parents? Are you financially independent? Please give more det...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms due to schizophrenia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25 years old. One night, when I tried to go off to sleep, I had racing thoughts that I had no control over. I did not hear any voices, just thoughts. I could not track them or process them. I was really scared as a result. This phenomenon has been happening whenever I try to go off t...  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 with keen interest and understand your concerns. First of all, I must assure you that there is no evidence of disease called schizophrenia in your case. Schizophrenia is often presented with different kind of prodromal symptoms and they do not match ...  Read Full »

How to come out of feeling depressed about my health?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I was diagnosed to have IBS with diarrhea. I also have chronic low back pain. I am now depressed by thinking so much about my diseases. Now, I have no interest in any work and also not happy. When my boss or other coworker say something about any work, I am getting tense. Also, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Roshan Bhad

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you already mentioned that you are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, in this condition you must understand that it is a chronic condition. IBS requires both medications and psychotherapy for better management of the problem. Since, you are also having depressiv...  Read Full »

How to help a friend who is depressed due to work stress?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend is 40 years old. She was attacked by polio at the age of 3 and unable to walk. She is under depression due to work stress. She is reacting like a mentally challenged sometimes. We do not know what is in her mind. Since two months, she has been reacting this way. Please help ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Persistent work stress could lead to adjustment disorder and increases the risk of depressive and anxiety symptoms. She is suffering from polio and has work stress. These are probably the reasons that she behaves weird. If her symptoms persist then please...  Read Full »

How to confirm depression if the symptoms last less than a week?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having depression symptoms (hopelessness, feeling worthless, overwhelmed, cannot focus on anything, changes in sleep pattern, loss of appetite, suicidal thoughts, isolation, numb, feel like everything is an effort, cannot get out of bed and all that) for the past six years...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are describing quite a lot of depressive symptoms that have been present episodically for six years. It is true that for a diagnosis of clinical depression the symptoms need to persist for two weeks but with such a prolonged history sub-threshold symptoms may be ...  Read Full »

Are loss of appetite and depression related?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on psychiatric medication since two to three years, but found no improvement. I have started exercise such as walking, yoga and pranayama and found some relief. I become depressed more when I read about depression on internet. My main issue now is loss of appetite, headache when f...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Loss of appetite is a blanket symptom which can be present in any of the psychiatric illness including depression. In major depressive disorder, loss of appetite is associated with sadness of mood, decreased energy level, easy fatigability, loss of interest in...  Read Full »

Why do I feel hopeless?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having feelings such as hopelessness, nervousness and shortness of breath. My ECG and lipids are fine and my physician advised no problem with my heart and breath. He says it is due to depression and anxiety. I have some vertigo. Sometimes I feel less control over my body, restles...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your complaint. You are suffering from depression and anxiety as per your doctor. If you are not seeing any improvement with these drugs then you can ask for increase in dose or consider switching to another class of drug after consultatio...  Read Full »

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