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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Will sensitiveness to Tryptophan and Vitamin D3 pass with time?

Query: Hello doctor, I have serotonin syndrome or toxicity from a tricyclic antidepressant. I stopped taking it seven weeks ago. Most of my neurological symptoms have gone. I stick to a low tryptophan diet but if I eat something higher in tryptophan or get stressed, I feel nauseous, depressed, agitated an...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your serotonin syndrome is drug induced, it must be normalized within a wash out period. I mean normalized gradually once you stop it. You may take another antidepressant that is safe for you. Eating tryptophan rich foods or stress inducing some symptoms to you, I...  Read Full »

Is Adderall safe during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I found out that I am 4 to 5 weeks pregnant. I am looking for some information about the safety of Adderall during pregnancy. Currently, I am taking Adderall XR 15 mg, Celexa 20 mg, and Lamictal 100 15 mg per day. I have a history associated with depression, anxiety and ADHD (attention ...  Read Full »


Dr. Amrit Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tablet Adderall (combination of Dextroamphetamine and Amphetamine) affects a grown persons heart rate but you are already taking in a very low dose of 15 mg per day and usually it is prescribed in a dosage of 20-28 mg per day. Tablet Celexa (Citalopram) falls under "ca...  Read Full »

Why do I feel abandoned?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from anxiety for years now and I got with my boyfriend seven months ago. I have never been so happy, I love him more than anything and we have plans for the future together. But, I would worry every day about him leaving me or finding someone better which I know is stupid ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hardik Tusharkant Bambhania

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I read through your question, I find that the worry of being abandoned by your boyfriend is apparent in your thoughts. It may be normal to feel this way to a certain extent. However, this feeling is accompanied by emotional blunting towards him and your family. ...  Read Full »

What can be done for depression and anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I have depression, anxiety, lack of confidence, social anxiety, sweating and fast heartbeat, suicidal thoughts, weakness for the last 15 years. I am 38 years old, male and started masturbation at the age of 18. After some days, I started feeling nightfall regularly. I feel I ruined my...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me make it very clear. Masturbation is a completely harmless and natural sexual act. Almost 100 % of teenagers masturbate. Nightfall is a natural phenomenon and occurs to everyone in adolescence. Physical power and energy have nothing to do with masturbation. If you...  Read Full »

Based on my symptoms, am I suffering from depression?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a medical student and want to know about if I am suffering from depression. I have mood swings. My concentration in studies has decreased. I have lost interest in activities, especially my hobbies and I have recurrent thoughts coming now and then. Sometimes, I could not sleep, or ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The sign and symptoms you have depicted are highly suggestive of depression. The standard features of depression are loss of pleasure in previously pleasurable activities, persistent sad or irritable mood, dysphoria (state of unease), lack of energy and enthusiasm, sle...  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 Shanmugam

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, citalo...  Read Full »

I am a 29-year-old male suffering from depression due to work-related stress. How do I overcome it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old and suffering from stress and depression. Whenever there is work pressure, I get depressed and cannot handle my moods. When anyone related to me gets sick I search about the condition on the internet and end up getting depressed, thinking it is cancer or more serious...  Read Full »


Prathi Priya. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Is your job stressful? Please mention the reason for it and what you are undergoing because of your job. I suggest you take a counseling session with a specialist doctor and discuss your problems in detail. Thank you....  Read Full »

After my breakup, I am overthinking and get unwanted thoughts. How to control it?

Query: Hi doctor,I sleep a lot. I am overthinking, and my mind chatters every time, but I cannot understand my thoughts and even can not control them. Also, these all things happen after my break up. I do not have access to stable internet for teletherapy, nor do my parents let me to a psychologist. Kindly...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. You must move on in your life. You must stop stalking her on any social media. You must delete all her contacts. You should not be alone. You should try to be active and as much busy as you can. You should discard all stuff ...  Read Full »

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 »

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