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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 an 18-year-old girl experiencing anxiety and depression. What steps can I take to overcome it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old girl. I am 5 feet 4 inches tall and weigh 84 pounds. I have been experiencing feelings of anxiety for the past few days, approximately three to four days. I frequently experience anxiety, and when it happens, it tends to last for a month or two. My most recent epis...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, I appreciate that you have chosen for your medical needs. I am here to give you the best care possible. Kindly screen yourself for clinical depression and anxiety disorders. You can do a self-rating test, such as Zung's self-rating depression scale and Zung's self-rating anxiet...  Read Full »

I am concerned about my wife's depression. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 34 years old, and I am noticing some concerning changes in her behavior. She seems withdrawn, talks very little, avoids social interactions, cries frequently, and appears easily irritated. I am worried that she might be depressed. What steps can I take to support her and he...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your situation and your wife's problem. You are a caring husband. Your wife may have a major depressive disorder. There are non-pharmacological management options for her depression. You should try to follow the guideli...  Read Full »

I have several symptoms which resemble depression. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 18 years old male. I have several symptoms which resemble depression. I have been noticing and suffering from these for almost six months. But now I am aware that the symptoms are affecting both my work and social relationship. I have fatigue, severe weight loss, loss of appetite, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You may have a major depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for it, you should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. You should do exercises daily for 30 to 45 minutes like at least going f...  Read Full »

Why do I like to be alone?

Query: Hi doctor,I do not know what it is, but I feel as if I have fallen too hard. After a lot of try I got a job in a bank. It has been six months and suddenly I have lost all interest to go. I am on leave for the past one week. I feel like quitting my job. I feel like I lost the purpose of my life. I am...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description, it appears that you are having depression, which is often characterized by sadness, decrease interest in almost all activities, including pleasurable one, indecisiveness, poor attention and co...  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 have a headache from unwanted thoughts. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from a headache, especially on the right side. I have struggled more because of unwanted thoughts for a long time. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There may be many reasons for one side headache. From your information, it seems that you are having some sort of psychiatric problem. The most common cause of such kind of presentation is depression. But, there are a lot of other types of problems which present ...  Read Full »

I am struggling with depression due to family issues. Please help me overcome it.

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 23 and my husband is 29. I am having a 1 year old baby. After my delivery, I had some problems in my family created by my mother-in-law. At that time my husband left his job and so, there was some distance between us. So, I felt very bad and I used to get anger for small thin...  Read Full »

Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There seem to be some adjustment problems in your family. Everyone faces similar problems not only in marital life, but also in new situations. That does not mean the end of life. It only means that you have to develop better coping skills to adjust to the new situation. ...  Read Full »

Can I use Fluoxetine instead of Venlafaxine to manage depression?

Query: Hello doctor, I tried Venlor XR 75 mg during the night and got very poor result for put me to sleep. I tried to take it only in the morning and that too resulted in me being very sleepy. Can I try Fluoxetine? Or any other alternative medicines like ayurveda? Can I take St.John's wort or 5-HTP? I wou...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like you to continue Venlor XR (Venlafaxine) 75 mg at night, as there is response to this medication in terms of improved depressive symptoms. It was advised to increase the dose by taking 37.5 mg in morning and 75 mg at night. However, you continue taking Venl...  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 »

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