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Hello, from one month I think I am mentally depressed. could’t concentrate on my work. I feel like I am drunk every time. Don’t feel active, I sleep for 9 to 10 hours in a day but still feel sleepy. I am in worst face of my life because of my job is not secure now and office life is going very tortures. I am in the stage of depression and stressed.
When I see some person or when I was walking or going the thoughts came to my mind that I kill that person but in reality I do not do that and then I feel depressed, uncontrollable I know that these thoughts are not real but still I feel very bad but thoughts came to my mind that now I kill someone so I got arrested but in reality no such things happen so what should I do with such situations please help me.
I have been in depression for two months. There are times that I break down completely and nights I can't sleep and cry all time and sometimes I sleep a lot. When I be with my friends I feel really good but at the end I break down again when am alone. What to do?
My 20 year old child felt that she was not feeling normal and visited her university counsellor and was diagnosed depression last year .My child after searching the internet feels that she might have borderline personality disorder and her councillor also felt the possibility. And advices her to get it checked from a doc. Is this disorder treatable with counselling or she will need medicine. Should I take her to a psychiatrist or a counsellor. In my city most of the famous psychiatrist have a reputation of only prescribing medicine and ignoring counselling. I cannot find a CBT here who is the next best specialist to consult.
Hi one Doctors told me that'u have depression and obsessive slowness'suggest medicines for them. How will be these diseases conformed?
Catatonic depression is a kind of depression which is characterized by prolonged periods of speechlessness and motionlessness. It is described as a state of mind that is caused by neurogenic and motor inabilities caused due to dysfunction of various neurotransmitters like glutamate and dopamine. People who suffer from a severe case of this condition, even have difficulty in performing simple regular tasks. For example, the act of eating breakfast may take a span of hours.
Some of the common symptoms of this condition are:
- Feelings of sadness
- A change in appetite causing gain or loss of weight
- Difficulty in concentrating and thinking
- Feelings of restlessness, worthlessness, and guilt
- A loss of interest in any activity
- Trouble sleeping
- Attempts at suicide
- Cynicism and negativism
- Unusual and abnormal movements
- An inability to move and difficulty in speaking
- A refusal to eat or drink due to extreme anxiety
The major causes of catatonic depression are:
1. Abnormal neurotransmitter production - Irregularities in the production of neurotransmitters are believed to be one of the major causative factors of this type of depression. These neurotransmitters present in the brain help cells to communicate with each other. Serotonin and norepinephrine are the neurotransmitters which are mostly associated with this type of depression.
2. Dopamine irregularities - Another reason for this condition is believed to be the irregularities in dopamine, glutamate, and gamma-aminobutyric acid neurotransmitter systems. Underlying neurological, physical, psychiatric or psychological conditions are accompanying issues.
Administering antidepressants or using electroconvulsive therapy are some of the known ways of treatment which have proved effective for getting relief from catatonic depression. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.