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Dr. Sarvanan

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Dr. Sarvanan is a popular Psychiatrist in Adambakkam, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Ponmalligai Hospital in Adambakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sarvanan on Lybrate.com.

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Depression - Know How It Is Killing You!

DNB, DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Depression - Know How It Is Killing You!

We are all emotional beings and often have our good and bad days. However, we are all wired differently, making our minds work in unique ways. Reasons that make a person feel low are different for different people; what may be depressing for one person may not be depressing for the other. The degree of sadness can also vary from person to person.

Depression, with a feeling of complete hopelessness and despair, is a mood disorder that is becoming increasingly common. Women are more likely to be diagnosed with depression than men. Depressed people describe life as impending doom (a feeling that something terrible is about to happen). They are often consumed with the feeling of living in a black hole not knowing what the future holds, and feelings of lifelessness, emptiness, anger, and restlessness.

Some of the telltale signs of depression are listed below:

  1. Feeling of hopelessness and helplessness
  2. Tiredness
  3. Lack of concentration
  4. Easily irritated, bothered, or angered
  5. Inability to control negative thoughts
  6. Losing interest in activities that you once enjoyed
  7. Reckless behaviour, which was not noticed earlier
  8. Change in sleeping and eating patterns
  9. Difficulty in performing tasks that you once accomplished easily
  10. Worsening alcohol and cigarette consumption

Here are some of the reasons why people feel depressed:

  1. Problems in marriage or relationships
  2. Financial issues
  3. Chronic health issues
  4. Alcohol or drug abuse
  5. Unemployment
  6. Recent life events that were stressful
  7. Lack of social support
  8. Loneliness and isolation
  9. Early childhood trauma or abuse
  10. Managing depression

Accepting that you are depressed is a big step, which helps in managing it better.

  1. Speak out: The most important thing is to find a person whom you can confide in. A trained person or a good confidante can help you by just listening to you.In most cases, depression can be managed by seeing a qualified counsellor. Medications may also be useful in some cases.
  2. Sweat it out: While it may sound very tiring, exercising for even 15 minutes can bring relief. The more you exercise, the better you are bound to feel. Exercise also releases mood-enhancing chemicals that beat depression.
  3. Eat right: Foods with omega-3 fatty acids can help improve one’s mood while foods with sugar and refined carbs can have a negative impact on one’s mood. Change your diet to include mood elevating foods. Binging on junk food is common among depressed people, leading to weight gain and other complications.

So, while you may feel like you are in a black hole, there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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My brother aged 63 years has been diagnosed with initial stages of Parkinson. Please advise if this can be cured completely and what best medicines are to be taken. He is not diabetic, B.P. is normal . He is in Bangalore.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Neurologist,
Parkinson's Disease(IPD) is a brain related disease and exact reason for this disease is still to find out. If you are looking and ready to start Ayurvedic Medications/Treatments, I assure the disease/symptoms will not persists or manifest. Strongly advise if diagnosed as IPD, start the treatment immediately (Any system).
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I have recently started with my job, 2 months back and in the starting I was stressed because of work so I wasn't able to sleep at nights but now from last 15 days I am not stressed because of work but still I am not able to have a relaxed sleep. The whole night, I keep working in my dreams, I mean I keep doing the same work which I do in office and when I wake up I do not remember much about it and I feel tired. I get up minimum 7-10 times at night to see the timing. I tried listening to meditation music before sleeping but nothing is helping.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have recently started with my job, 2 months back and in the starting I was stressed because of work so I wasn't abl...
You are definitely under some stress and it si probably related to your work. It may settle on its own over time. But not getting enough sleep is bad medicine. So I suggest you do some of the following even if you have tried some of them: The lack of sleep, i.e. Sleep for less than 6 hours per night, is directly linked to about 86 diseases! So let us first focus on that. In your case particularly, do not sleep during the day; don’t even lie down. Go for regular exercise (breathing through your nostrils only) at a fixed time (at about 6 am) every day, whether you sleep or not. You must develop this habit of sleeping by 10 pm latest every night and wake up at a uniform time by 6 am every morning, even if you do not get sleep. If you do not get sleep, just lie down and if you have a bed lamp (or you could get one) lie down and read something light but not exciting. Your eyes will tire and you will fall asleep. If you like you may also put on light and soft music with the sleep function on. Depending on whether you are a visual or auditory person, you may watch TV in a lying down position until you feel sleepy. Have a warm bath before going to bed (for some people a cold bath at night seems to induce sleep! If you are one of them, please do so). Place the head side of your bed in a North-South position. The room must be as dark as possible and there should be no electronic items that give off even a light LED glow. There must be ample ventilation in the room. Avoid strong odors, except lavender, on your body or in the room, or on your sheets and clothes. There should not be any live plants in your bedroom. Sleep with the lightest of clothes or without any clothing. When lying down to sleep, lie down on your left ear as much as possible. Do not sleep directly under an overhead fan. You must eat a good breakfast, a fairly light lunch, and an early dinner, which should be a very light meal. Whatever you eat in the other meals, have only a pure carbohydrate meal at night with any vegetables, and preferably before 8 pm. Do not drink much liquids after or near about dinner time. When lying down to sleep you may use the 4-7-8 breathing pattern of sleep inducement i.e. Breathe in for four counts through your nostril only, hold for 7 counts, and exhale with a whoosh sound, through your mouth only, for 8 counts. Repeat this four times in the morning and just before you sleep at night. If you know Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT (check this out either on YouTube or Google), then please practice this too for sleep induction. Self-hypnosis and slow relaxation techniques, at night will be tremendously useful. Acupuncture or acupressure will both be very useful too. Pray last thing at night before you sleep.
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I have negative thinking and depression problem. I always feel I'm not correct in all matters.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
I have negative thinking and depression problem.
I always feel I'm not correct in all matters.
Negative thinking is a part of depression itself. So is feeling of being wrong in everything. If you have been having this feeling of sadness of mood and depression for a long time then you should not hesitate to consult a psychiatrist and consider treatment in form of medicines and counseling. Depression occurs in almost 8-12 % of people and is a treatable disorder.
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I have pain in my all body and I always feel ill. I used to homeopathic medicine.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have pain in my all body and I always feel ill. I used to homeopathic medicine.
Hello, take Eupatorium 200, 5 drops once daily in the morning and Rhus tox, 200 , 5 drops at night daily. Revert after 7 days.
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I have been on zosert 100, voxidep 25, and arzu 10 medicines for more than 6 months in order to stop receiving intrusive thoughts resulting from OCD. Though it can not be denied that they work very well on me, I have decided at present not to take them any more, because I feel that they are responsible for my weight gain. So, I want to ask you, sir/ madam that do they really cause weight gain or is it my illusion? But,if it is true that they really cause weight gain, should I switch to other alternative medicines to prevent myself from gaining weight?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, PG - Graduate Diploma In Health Sciences In Diabetology, MD - Bio-Chemistry
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chennai
Weight gain can be a side effect of these drugs. Since I am an allopathy doctor, I do not know about alternative medicine. Besides, if weight gain is a concern for u, talk to the treating psychiatrist. He will weigh the benefits and risks of taking/not taking these medicines and will give you the right advice. Even if you r going to continue these drugs, you can do necessary dietary changes to avoid weight gain Cut down all refined and added sugars Eat nuts and seeds, lentils and legumes everyday Stop eating junk Exercise everyday as that helps in maintaining the weight.
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I have a problem in breathing, full body pain. Feeling tired on walking of very short distance. My age is 29 year anf weight is 76 kg. Please suggest me medicines for proper treatment and checkup.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Agra
I have a problem in breathing, full body pain. Feeling tired on walking of very short distance. My age is 29 year anf...
Hi Lybrate user first check you haemoglobin level then take proper nurtition support and also tried to wt loss, having cardio daily which boost your respiratory system and maintain your over all health. Regards.
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After again consultant with doctor I am starting again escitalopram 10 mg half medicine for once a day. Because after a 5-6 months my anxiety level is also increase after completing full course for depression. Is it any other natural way to increase and maintain serotonin levels. Is escitalopram addicted?

CCT (UK) General Psychiatry, MD-Psychiatry, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Psychiatrist, Delhi
After again consultant with doctor I am starting again escitalopram 10 mg half medicine for once a day. Because after...
Escitalopram is not addictive. Yoga, meditation and cognitive behavioural therapy are the other ways to treat anxiety and depression. Its upto you whether you can do all these on regular basis or not. Otherwise, there is no short cut, unfortunately. BW.
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Hi, I am 25 years old female, a student. I have been feeling very low from past sometime. I get angry at small issues and I do not get over those issues easily. I do not feel like doing anything the whole day, not even able to concentrate on my studies. I am also having sleeping disorders these days. Negative thoughts come into my mind and I pick up fights with people. I talk to friends but it doesn't help me much. I just don't do anything all day, I try to escape the loneliness and these thoughts by sleeping, but I fail, I don't know whats happening. I feel a constant dissatisfaction with my life. Are these signs of depression? What should I do?

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi, I am 25 years old female, a student. I have been feeling very low from past sometime. I get angry at small issues...
Dear lybrate user, from what you have mentioned, it appears that you are feeling sad and unhappy. Your inactivity appears like mild depression but don't term it as" depression" yourself, because depression has to be assessed by the psychiatrist/psycologist with proper assessment techniques. It seems to me that you are not doing, what you would like to do. Just think, why you are doing what you are doing now. Do something which pleases you and not others. It appears that you are angry and/or frustrated. Try to find out the reasons for this anger/frustration and start working on that. May be you have not had a happy childhood and certain things in your childhood are still bothering you. Please understand that the past is over and you have full life ahead of you. Try to do things which you like to do. Have a hobby. Keep company of friends who care for you and who have positive outlook towards life. Do not hesitate to seek help of a counsellor if you think it would help you.
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My cousin siddharth mishra is continuously taking drug abuses from last 10 years he is taking corex cough syrup and he was also taking spasm proxyvon capsules also but from last 3 years spasm proxyvon was unavailable at stores than he is taking clonafit tab in night also and he wants to get rid from it he was very good looking but due to continuous drug addiction of corex and other kind of drugs like clonafit he is now looking very bad I mean after seeing him nobody can say that he belongs to a good decent family why this is happening to him he looks like 4th grade employees he is working as manager in reputed mnc and we are planning for his marriage whether he will be got rid from drug abuse and he spends most of his salary into bad habits and he is smoking too whether his disease is curable and can you suggest some medicines for him as antidote and their dosage as well.

M.B.B.S, Post Graduate Diploma In Maternal & Child Health
Gynaecologist, Bokaro
Hello lybrate-user deepak. It's very good of you to have come up with this question about a family member. He can get rid of his addiction only if he accepts that he accepts that he is an addict and that he should get rid of this problem. He should attend a deaddiction clinic and the family members should be very supportive in his endeavour. If he's planning to get married he must inform the girl about his addiction before marriage. Nimhans is a very good centre but there are other centres also which can be visited.
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