Depression

Depression is a mental illness which results in feeling sad, loss of interest in daily activities, irritability, mood swings, and sleepiness. It is a state of mind which develops over a period of time due to various reasons. A depressed person might have difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, weight loss, fatigue, and might get suicidal thoughts.

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I remain neutral and do not feel happy or sad. Is it a sign of depression?

Query: Hello doctor,I do not feel happy or sad. Things get exciting for everyone around me, but I always remain neutral. I searched online, and it said that I am under depression. Certain things made me depressed in the last four months, but I thought I would successfully move on. I eat, talk, and focus on...  Read Full »


Prathi Priya P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It will be good if you consult a nearby doctor to overcome depression. Please consult a psychologist to evaluate your depression. I can help you by suggesting points on overcoming depression. Thank you.  Read Full »

I get depressed because I am unable to lose weight. What should I do to lose weight and overcome depression?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been facing weight issues for six years. Now I am 16 years old, and I cannot reduce my weight. I am facing constant difficulties and failures. I get depressed, and I am unable to overcome it. I think my depression will subside once I reduce weight. How to overcome this depressio...  Read Full »


Prathi Priya P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can see that you are facing depression because of your weight issues. I suggest you visit a specialist for weight loss and consult a doctor for weight reduction. Then, you can take a counseling session to overcome depression. If you do this simultaneously, your pro...  Read Full »

Why do I have increased mood swings and a loss of interest in daily activities?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 29-year-old woman. These days I have increased mood swings and do not have interest in any of my activities. I did not have any loss, nor did anything adverse happen in my life. I do not take any medications, nor do I smoke or drink. I feel that I have changed a lot, and I do not...  Read Full »


Prathi Priya P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. Mood swings are common to everyone. However, only their intensity can vary based on many reasons. I suggest you seek professional counseling from a psychologist to resolve the issue. A temporary or permanent solut...  Read Full »

I am having depression. How can I get better?

Query: Hi doctor, I am going through a lot of depression. This is due to: 1) I have a hearing problem even after wearing hearing aids. It is of little use. 2) My relatives borrowed money from me and did not return. Due to this, I am always depressed. I am unable to communicate with others and always repl...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I suggest you take counseling. If required, there is nothing wrong with consulting a psychiatrist to get medicines. From Siddha or Ayurveda, I suggest you do the following things: 1) Panchakarpam - take one spoon of this and m...  Read Full »

I am depressed for past two years and getting suicidal thoughts. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old female. I am depressed for the past two years and unable to forget my fiance who recently got married eight months back but still, I am suffering from the memories. I am severely depressed, do not sleep. I am getting suicidal thoughts for my rejection and was taking ...  Read Full »


Kiran Lakhani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query in detail and have come to know that you have been going through a tough time since long. You have tried to take treatment and that has not worked. I understand that you are finding it difficult to get over your fiance and feel rejected...  Read Full »

Are daily crying spells a sign of depression?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 14 year old boy. I usually live by routine, but whenever I find free time, I usually become very sad until I cry. This happens almost every night before I sleep. Yesterday night, I thought of going out with my friends, until one friend said he was going to watch a movie with hi...  Read Full »


Arooj Maqsood Ahmed Warraieh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned that you are experiencing low mood, crying spells, and paranoid thoughts. You are not in a depression. Teenagers might experience certain mood swings due to hormonal changes in the body. You are going through the same. With the mentioned symptoms, y...  Read Full »

Are Mirtazapine and Clonazepam good for anxiety and depression?

Query: Dear Doctor, I am suffering from anxiety, restlessness and taking Clonazepam 0.75mg & Mirtazapine 30mg daily. I had depression and panic attacks for the last 7 years relieved by Ativan 1mg and with open angle glaucoma. Need a second opinion.  Read Full »


Ananth S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Depression, anxiety, restlessness and panic attacks are best respond to a combination of a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and Benzodiazepines. Mirtazapine is not the most efficient ant depressant and it is not a true SSRI as fluoxetine, paroxetine, cit...  Read Full »

I am unable to fall asleep. Taking ETIZOLA 0.5 for every night. Please advice me.

Query: Dear Doctor, My problem is that, I am unable to fall asleep and it persists for more than a year now. Now started taking ETIZOLA 0.5 for every night. Slight headache is also felt whenever I fail to sleep. I am a male, 38 years old, teetotaller (never drinks alcohol).  Read Full »


Ananth S

Answer: Hi, Chronic insomnia in a middle aged man who is a teetotaller is not very common. (Read expert advice for getting a good night's sleep) One leading cause of insomnia, or inability to fall asleep (Initial Insomnia) is Major Depression. If you experience periods of increased worrying, decreased energ...  Read Full »

Mirap and Clonazepam prescribed for anxiety and depression, Is it fine to take?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am suffering from anxiety and depression. My doctor prescribed 15mg of Mirap at night and 0.50mg of Clonazepam twice daily. And Clonazepam has to be halved after every 10 days. Is it fine? Need a second opinion.  Read Full »


Ananth S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mirap is a Mirtazapine which is indicated for depression. In my professional experience, it is not as efficacious as the SSRIs such as Fluoxetine or Paroxetine or Citalopram. Mirap at the dosage of 15mg does help the patient to sleep better but it is also known for sig...  Read Full »

Why does an 80 year old behave like a 20 year old after hemiparalysis attack?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 80 years old, and she had got a hemiparalysis attack last week. She has developed a mental disorder. She feels and talks as if she were in her twenties. Kindly help.   Read Full »


Ananth S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stroke in elderly people, especially resulting in residual weakness, paralysis or other motor sensory deficits, invariably leads to a major depressive episode that may not improve on its own. Silliness, childishness, and immature behaviors are consistent with mental reg...  Read Full »

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