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Dr. Anuneet Sabharwal  - Psychiatrist, Delhi

Dr. Anuneet Sabharwal

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MBBS, MD - Psychiatry

Psychiatrist, Delhi

7 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic  ·  ₹400 online
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Hello Everyone! This is R Dr. Anuneet Sabharwal. Consultant psychiatrist at Infinity clinic.<br/>...

 

Hello Everyone! This is R Dr. Anuneet Sabharwal. Consultant psychiatrist at Infinity clinic.

Today I am going to talk about one of the latest modalities for the management of various psychiatric conditions this modality is called Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation or TDCS. TDCS has recent been introduced and has been introduced and has been approved by urine for mirrors conditions in Europe in the last five years. So what is TDSC we know that in most psychiatric condition there is a chemical imbalance in the brain that happens because of which our states of mind and our perceptions change. With TDCS we stimulate and target particular areas of the brain to stimulate and then achieve the desired result simply meaning a kind of brain stimulation which is completely noninvasive very safe. With almost no side effects for therapeutic improvement. So what are the condition in which TDCS can be used. TDCS has a very wide variety of applications for which it can be used so some of them include depression, anxiety, insomnia, addiction for craving management. Migraine, different kinds of pains, among a host of other applications. A typical TDCS session lasts between 20 to 40 minutes although we prescribe a 30 minutes session which is a standard session clinically. A patient may require anywhere 5 to 40 sessions of TDCS for therapeutic improvement, however usually most clients need about 10 to 20 sessions to experience significant improvement. Like I mentioned earlier, there are virtually no side effects except a mild headache or dizziness with TDCS which are also very transient and do not last longer so if you thing you don’t want to consult infinity clinic to TDCs or have you.

If you have any other queries you can definitely contact us on Lybrate and we will help you as best as we can. Thank you.

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Audio-Visual Entrainment and Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation

Good morning! Everyone this is Dr Anuneet Sabharwal consulting psychiatrist at infinity clinic. Today I'm going to talk about Audio-Visual Entrainment and Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation. These two modalities are some of the latest modalities to be used in the field of mental health. So what is Audio-Visual Entrainment? To understand Audio-Visual Entrainment we must first understand that the human brain emits brain waves at various different frequencies depending on the state of mind of the person. So Audio-Visual Entrainment come into this, where Audio meaning sound, Visual meaning lights and Entrainment means training of the brain, what we do is we expose the human mind to flashes of light which emit a particular frequency and sound again at a particular frequency which trains the brain to emit the frequency that is desirable or therapeutic. Through this modality, we can induce a deep sense of relaxation and feel good. What is Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation? This again is one of the latest modalities to be used in the field of mental health. In Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation we give a very small direct current or D.C than 1 mA through the earlobes of the person. The anode is connected to the left ear and the cathode to the right earlobe. Through this, a very small electric current is passed which enters the brain and stimulates the specific target areas to induce changes and mood. Both AVE and CES are used in depression, all anxiety spectrum disorders as well as insomnia. They are also maximum effective when used in conjunction with each other or psychotherapy and medications. You'd be very happy to know that AVE and CES have virtually no side effects and have long-lasting beneficial effect. If you'd like to know more about AVE and CES or would like to consult me for the same, you can consult me through Lybrate.com or visit infinity clinic to know more.

Thank you!
 

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Good morning everyone, this is Dr Anuneet Sabharwal, the consultant Psychiatrist at Infinity Clin...

Good morning everyone, this is Dr Anuneet Sabharwal, the consultant Psychiatrist at Infinity Clinic. Today I am going to talk about Depression

We feel sad from time to time. But Clinical Depression is a kind of sadness which impairs our day to day functioning is higher intensity and lasts for a prolonged period of time.

How do we diagnose a case of Clinical Depression?

A person typically feels persistent sad as decreased energy, leading to lethargy, has decreased in lack of enjoyment in daily activities and some of the other symptoms which may be present are decreased self-esteem, low sex drive, sleeping, appetite disorder, feelings of guilt and unworthiness, suicidal thoughts along with the weight gain or loss in thelast 2-3months. All of these symptoms should be present 2-3 weeks dor make diagnosis od Clinical Depression.

What causes Depression?

It can either be genetic, environmental or a stressful event. Whatever be the cause, the end result is a clinical imbalance which we seek to treat. Now we know what causes depression.

How do we treat depression?

It is divided into 2 categories,

  • Pharmacological -    In Pharmacological management, we have medicines through which we can correct the imbalance in the brain. There are many medications available which can help in treating Depression.
  • Non-Pharmacological-   THis involves Psycho-THerapy which is also called as counselling during which a person seeks help and share their troubles.
  • Some of the other measures which you can take to get rid of Depression are to take adequate sleep, adequate exercise, regular diet.
  • In extreme cases of Depression, shock therapy may be suggested.

If you like to consult me, you can contact me through Lybrate.

Thank you.

 

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Dr. Anuneet Sabharwal frequently appears on Television and Radio channels as an expert panelist, for discussions on various mental health issues. Dr. Anuneet Sabharwal first studied the human mind when he took up Psychology as a subject in High School. After finishing his schooling from Modern School, Barakhamba Road in 2005, Dr. Sabharwal decided to further his passion for Psychology and Mental Health. Coming from a family of doctors, Dr. Sabharwal went on to pursue MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery) from Santosh Medical College, Ghaziabad. After graduating from medical school in 2012, he joined MD (Doctor of Medicine) Psychiatry the same year, at KLE University, Belgaum. It was then that Dr. Sabharwal had his first real life clinical experience with the fascinating field of mental health. During his MD, Dr. Sabharwal was also posted at India's foremost public mental health centre, NIMHANS, Bangalore. He then joined Govind Ballabh Pant Hospital in 2015, after completing his MD, where he worked as a Senior Resident. With an OPD load of more than 60 patients per day, and an IPD care load of a minimum 10 patients at all times, he gained a vast experience in managing both acute and chronic cases. His experience as a mental health professional over the last 7 years, has ranged from not only managing people with severely debilitating Psychiatric illnesses along with their caregivers and friends, but also, advising those who were simply going through stress in any form or shape. India has a largely youthful population, and it is imperative that the youth of this country be in tune with their mental health, and seek help at the earliest.

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Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation (TDCS)

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
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Hello Everyone! This is R Dr. Anuneet Sabharwal. Consultant psychiatrist at Infinity clinic.

Today I am going to talk about one of the latest modalities for the management of various psychiatric conditions this modality is called Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation or TDCS. TDCS has recent been introduced and has been introduced and has been approved by urine for mirrors conditions in Europe in the last five years. So what is TDSC we know that in most psychiatric condition there is a chemical imbalance in the brain that happens because of which our states of mind and our perceptions change. With TDCS we stimulate and target particular areas of the brain to stimulate and then achieve the desired result simply meaning a kind of brain stimulation which is completely noninvasive very safe. With almost no side effects for therapeutic improvement. So what are the condition in which TDCS can be used. TDCS has a very wide variety of applications for which it can be used so some of them include depression, anxiety, insomnia, addiction for craving management. Migraine, different kinds of pains, among a host of other applications. A typical TDCS session lasts between 20 to 40 minutes although we prescribe a 30 minutes session which is a standard session clinically. A patient may require anywhere 5 to 40 sessions of TDCS for therapeutic improvement, however usually most clients need about 10 to 20 sessions to experience significant improvement. Like I mentioned earlier, there are virtually no side effects except a mild headache or dizziness with TDCS which are also very transient and do not last longer so if you thing you don’t want to consult infinity clinic to TDCs or have you.

If you have any other queries you can definitely contact us on Lybrate and we will help you as best as we can. Thank you.

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Audio Visual Entertainment + Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Audio Visual Entertainment + Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation

Now, psychological problems can be managed better using cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation with Audio Visual Entertainment

If you happen to suffer from anxiety, depression, or insomnia, then you could benefit from simulation techniques such as Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) or audio-visual entrainment (AVE). These methods can also be used to treat headaches, give up smoking and fibromyalgia. Read on further to gain an insight and consult with an expert to experience its benefits.

CES and its benefits
Cranial electrotherapy stimulation uses a small device about the size of a cell phone which helps in the stimulation of the brain and the cranium with a very low power current usually below four milliamps. The microcurrent helps in an enhanced production of endorphin that helps in the facilitation of deep levels of relaxation leading to a sense of well - being. The best thing about this particular therapy is that there is no known or seen side-effects and thus a safe procedure to be carried out.

Besides the treatment of anxiety, depression, and disorders of the sleep, cranial electrotherapy stimulation is also proven to show a number of other benefits as well. It can be used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic disorder as well. Clinical studies have also revealed that the therapy is quite beneficial for cognitive dysfunction, traumatic injury of the brain and pain. Also, the therapy plays a crucial role in the enhancement of attention and concentration along with decreasing assaultive behavior. This simple handheld device can be purchased through a prescription for your physician.

Audio - Visual Entrainment and its benefits
The therapy combines the use of mild pulsating LED lights in the eye frames and psychoacoustic sounds in headphones for a quick deep relaxation by guiding the brain into various states of brainwave activity. Hence AVE is known as a mind machine that can help in the treatment of psychological and physiological disorders. The integration of neurotransmitter balancing, hypnotic learning, emotional and behavioral change helps in the immediate boosting up of the attention. This basically provides an all in one solution making the therapy both efficient and effective at the same time.

In this audiovisual entertainment process, the adjustable sound makes it easier for the person to focus and relax in peace. The eye sets are specially designed for the allowance of left and right visual fields of each of eyes to be stimulated individually rather than the entire eye at once. Getting regular sessions of this therapy will make the effects last for a longer duration of time. You will be able to notice less stress, better focus and mood, improved quality of sleep, high energy, and enhanced creativity.

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

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Effect of Psychiatric Illness on Family Members

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Effect of Psychiatric Illness on Family Members

About the Illness 

Psychiatric illness can have a profound effect on the individual's family members. Psychiatric illness often has to be fought by the family members along with the affected person. For some families, the very thought and pressure of a member being diagnosed with a psychiatric imbalance can put additional strain on them. More often than not, it is the family members who opt for separate counseling sessions, to cope with this new stressor. Fear not, as you are not alone, and the feelings you feel are felt by millions worldwide, whenever they are needed to take care of a family member with such an illness. Let us look at a few instances of the impact that they can leave on you. 

Impact on a Parent 
Parents are the most affected, as they find it extremely hard to cope with a system that is not geared up to acknowledge them as a partner in the recovery process. Most times, parents blame themselves for the condition their child is in, and they require separate sessions too when taking care of an affected child. 

Impact on a Spouse 
The impact is more severe, as the illness places an unwanted strain on the relationship. The life which he /she would have imagined has been eroded, and in spite of the good nature a person has, this ultimately leads to frustration and a physical barrier between the spouses. Also, when frustration sets in, medical care can reduce - thus affecting the patient even more. 

Impact on an Offspring 

Sometimes, it is the other way around, when your parents are affected by a psychiatric condition, and when you are in the position of a caregiver. This can have long term damage, as the child will have to look for his career and his growth in the society, along with the additional job of having to take care of the parents. The older the person gets, the lonelier they feel, and sometimes, their only interaction would be with their sibling, if they have any. 

There are a number of ways by which you as a family member can take care of the affected person. 

  1. Always establish communication with them. Find a means by which you can effectively communicate with them. Use this communication pattern to gain their trust. 
  2. Never shy away from counseling sessions and professional help. These can go a long way in benefitting the affected individual. 
  3. Provide them a safety network. Always let them know that they can bank on you, and that you will always be around for them. Their treatment will be much more efficient once they know they are safe. 
  4. Give them time. You can always indulge in things they are interested about, and guide them. Once again make them feel safe to trust you. In summary, always remember that the illness affects you as a family member as much as it does the challenged person.

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

6020 people found this helpful

How To Revive Excitement In Marriage

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
How To Revive Excitement In Marriage

Every marriage requires effort from both the individuals involved, to make it last. Many times, marriages end because the partners start to believe that the spark is no longer there. There are, however, many ways to add the spark, lust and excitement back into your marriage. 

  1. Add a component of surprise - Mystery and surprise imitate the emotional condition of a new romance. But that doesn’t mean surprising your partner with expensive dinners or taking him/her away to the Mediterranean. A small affectionate gesture also goes a long way. For example, you can surprise your partner at work and take her/him away for a lunch or send him/her a love note or a greeting card through e-mail. 
  2. Join in new activities with your partner - Experiment with dissimilar activities that you have never done before. This will help you bring back the excitement in your relationship. For example, you can plan a slow dance with your partner, or hike a mountain, or go deep-sea fishing. 
  3. Do something to kick up your arousal - Do activities that boost your adrenaline. For example, you can include exercises such as hiking on a mountain, a roller coaster ride, watching a horror movie, or even simply a treadmill exercise. 
  4. Listen to your partner - Often couples talk, but not listen. An exchange of attention brings closeness. Ask your partner about their whereabouts or what they have been doing all day long, and do listen and give feedback to their answers. Encourage your partner to talk about his/her hidden feelings and fears. Praise and appreciate the small things your mate does every day, as he/she deserves appreciation. 
  5. Travel and create an adventure in your marriage - Take a small vacation alone with your partner. Get out of the house for a day or two and choose a place that interests the both of you. You don’t have to go far away from your home and invest a lot of money. Just travel to a place where you two can spend quality time together. 
  6. Touch your partner more often - Touch generates arousal and a sense of support and comfort, both psychologically and physiologically. Hold your partner's hand during a walk and make sure that you kiss, hug or embrace every single day. This will remind you that you both are bonded together physiologically. 
  7. Play - In the nub of a busy life, couples forget to have fun and enjoy their married life. Every relationship should be about fun. This not only makes you enjoy each other's company, laugh and add fun to your relationship, but also leads you both to sexual arousal.

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

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Treatment by AVE and CES

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
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Good morning! Everyone this is Dr Anuneet Sabharwal consulting psychiatrist at infinity clinic. Today I'm going to talk about Audio-Visual Entrainment and Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation. These two modalities are some of the latest modalities to be used in the field of mental health. So what is Audio-Visual Entrainment? To understand Audio-Visual Entrainment we must first understand that the human brain emits brain waves at various different frequencies depending on the state of mind of the person. So Audio-Visual Entrainment come into this, where Audio meaning sound, Visual meaning lights and Entrainment means training of the brain, what we do is we expose the human mind to flashes of light which emit a particular frequency and sound again at a particular frequency which trains the brain to emit the frequency that is desirable or therapeutic. Through this modality, we can induce a deep sense of relaxation and feel good. What is Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation? This again is one of the latest modalities to be used in the field of mental health. In Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation we give a very small direct current or D.C than 1 mA through the earlobes of the person. The anode is connected to the left ear and the cathode to the right earlobe. Through this, a very small electric current is passed which enters the brain and stimulates the specific target areas to induce changes and mood. Both AVE and CES are used in depression, all anxiety spectrum disorders as well as insomnia. They are also maximum effective when used in conjunction with each other or psychotherapy and medications. You'd be very happy to know that AVE and CES have virtually no side effects and have long-lasting beneficial effect. If you'd like to know more about AVE and CES or would like to consult me for the same, you can consult me through Lybrate.com or visit infinity clinic to know more.

Thank you!
 

3358 people found this helpful

Anxiety Disorders, Phobias and Their Management

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Anxiety Disorders, Phobias and Their Management

Anxiety is one of those things that almost every individual faces at some point of time in his/her life. You can be anxious about many things. Sometimes, however, these can lead to a more complex set of problems called ‘phobias; where a person develops anxiety towards a seemingly benign object/situation. For example, a person would be uncomfortable in water, and develop a phobia of swimming, or a person can be allergic to insects and get a phobia/fear of insects. 

Anxiety can lead to an emotional pain - a pain where there are no physical attributes. Having an anxiety disorder can hamper a person from performing his/her regular activities. Let us have an in-depth look into anxiety disorders, and their possible management. 

Understanding Anxiety: 

Sometimes, there may be no underlying cause of anxiety. Sometimes, the environment or the incidents a person experiences in his lifetime, can precipitate anxiety disorders. There are several symptoms of anxiety, and some of them can include mood swings, confusion, decreased self-esteem, fatigue, weakness, and general fear of one's surroundings, lack of concentration, and a general feeling of helplessness. The person's sleep pattern gets disturbed, and as a result, insomnia sets in. He/she might be unable to perform the activities that they were able to earlier. Anxiety sometimes causes the blood pressure to shoot up, and can result in heart-related complications. In severe cases, anxiety can lead to depression and complete helplessness, and this can result in suicidal tendencies. 

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems that individuals face today. Our changing lifestyle too has contributed a great deal towards it. Modern day urban living is highly stressed with long working hours, unhealthy diet, and frequent smoking and drinking, all of which can trigger anxiety disorders. 

Treatment: 

Anxiety management is not a single step process, and it involves layers of planning. The primary part of the treatment involves the evaluation of the patient first. The underlying cause of the anxiety has to be addressed first and evaluated. The trauma related to that particular cause has to be analyzed, and only then can the physical treatment start. The psychiatrist can help only if the person who is suffering is more open to treatment. Medication certainly works, and anti-depressants, as advised by the physician, should be initiated. Sometimes, a change of job or the environment can help a great deal in minimizing anxiety levels. Friends and family members should also pitch in, offering the support the individual needs. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.

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Strategies and Medications to Stop Smoking, and Benefits of Stopping Tobacco Use!

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Strategies and Medications to Stop Smoking, and Benefits of Stopping Tobacco Use!

The Mind of a Smoker 

There are a few instances when our body and mind refuse to acknowledge rationality, and quickly give in to carvings. Alcohol abuse, junk foods, depressant medications are a few of them. Among these, the most harmful is undoubtedly, smoking. In today's time, almost everyone knows about the ill-effects of tobacco. But despite our knowledge, we continue to give in and smoke. Let us have a look in depth about the usage, and the various steps one can use to come out of this dangerous habit. 

Ill-Effects of Smoking 

Smoking is dangerous for your health, and quitting can vastly reduce your risk of getting a disease related to the heart or lung. There is also a 50% chance that your life expectancy will be less due to smoking. On an average, a smoker has 10 - 12 years of lesser life expectancy than that of the nonsmoker. Also, quitting tobacco products can greatly reduce your chances of getting cancer. A smoker is always in the higher risk group of getting a tumor in the voice box (larynx), mouth, throat, intestines, kidney, and pancreas. Smoking can also hamper your sexual urge and erectile strength. Pregnant women who smoke carry a greater risk of having babies with many complications. 

How to Curb Smoking 

Quit smoking, and you can see visible differences right away. Your breathing will improve, and your asthma symptoms will likely to get better once you quit. Apart from a healthier you, you can also avoid health complications for your family members. Passive smoking is as harmful as active smoking, and a passive smoker is also easily susceptible to the complications of that of a smoker. Do not opt for lighter nicotine content cigarettes, as they have advertised that they contain less tar and nicotine. They simply do not, and they are equally harmful to you. Once the decision has been made, quit it altogether. Also stay away from chewing tobacco products. There are many ways by which you can quit smoking. Consult with your doctor in case you need medications for staying away. 

There are safe non-nicotine gums and chewing tablets for curbing the smoking feel and sensation. There are also self-help groups and treatment centers that can rehabilitate you from your habits. Indulge yourself in activities that keep you happy and passionate. Try signing up for your favorite sports and keep yourself occupied at all times. Always be positive, and do not give into temptation. Believe in yourself and always remember that you are also spoiling the health and wealth of your near and dear ones. Your children follow you, and they can easily be misguided. Be a role model to them and quit smoking, and inculcate the healthy habit now and forever. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.

5915 people found this helpful

Alcohol Problems - How To Know If Your Relative / Friend Is Suffering?

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Alcohol Problems - How To Know If Your Relative / Friend Is Suffering?

Alcohol consumption is a common problem in our society. Ranging from economic issues, to strained relationships, to neglect, to abuse, it can lead to multiple problems. The key point is that in many people, it may go completely unnoticed. While different people could have different tolerance levels, there are some definitions to qualify someone as having ‘alcohol problem'.

Alcohol consumption resulting in blood alcohol levels of 0.08 or more; some men might need about five drinks and women might need four drinks to reach this level. When any individual is compelled to drink up to five drinks on a day regularly, it is considered to be a problem.

Symptoms

If you are suspecting that your friend or relative could be having a potential drinking problem, look out for the following symptoms:

  1. Constant, strong craving for drinking
  2. Unable to control their urge to drink alcohol
  3. Inability to succeed in efforts to reduce or stop alcohol usage
  4. Drinking more than the intended quantity on most occasions
  5. Spending extra effort in terms of time and money to lay their hands on alcohol
  6. Strained relationships at work or at home
  7. Health issues including liver failure, poor overall health, intestinal problems, etc.
  8. Failure to see that their health (physical and emotional) is affected by drinking
  9. Failure to acknowledge that there is a drinking problem (denial mode)
  10. Stealing or lying in an attempt to get money for alcohol
  11. Being violent towards spouse or children or even strangers to get alcohol and/or money for alcohol
  12. Not very reliable in assigning tasks or fulfilling responsibilities
  13. Ability to hold more than their regular quantity of drinks, over a period of time, capacity to tolerate more alcohol
  14. Constantly seen in the company of people who enjoy alcohol

What should you tell your friend/relative?

Admit the problem

  • Stay away from people who drink with you or encourage you to drink
  • Space out drinks, drink with food, and drink enough water as it will reduce the amount of alcohol getting into the body
  • Involve close friends and family for emotional support
  • Enroll for a detox program
  • Get into exercise, sports, photography which are both creative and productive ways to improve your quality of recreation and life. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Psychiatrist.
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Depression And Its Associated Factors

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
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Good morning everyone, this is Dr Anuneet Sabharwal, the consultant Psychiatrist at Infinity Clinic. Today I am going to talk about Depression

We feel sad from time to time. But Clinical Depression is a kind of sadness which impairs our day to day functioning is higher intensity and lasts for a prolonged period of time.

How do we diagnose a case of Clinical Depression?

A person typically feels persistent sad as decreased energy, leading to lethargy, has decreased in lack of enjoyment in daily activities and some of the other symptoms which may be present are decreased self-esteem, low sex drive, sleeping, appetite disorder, feelings of guilt and unworthiness, suicidal thoughts along with the weight gain or loss in thelast 2-3months. All of these symptoms should be present 2-3 weeks dor make diagnosis od Clinical Depression.

What causes Depression?

It can either be genetic, environmental or a stressful event. Whatever be the cause, the end result is a clinical imbalance which we seek to treat. Now we know what causes depression.

How do we treat depression?

It is divided into 2 categories,

  • Pharmacological -    In Pharmacological management, we have medicines through which we can correct the imbalance in the brain. There are many medications available which can help in treating Depression.
  • Non-Pharmacological-   THis involves Psycho-THerapy which is also called as counselling during which a person seeks help and share their troubles.
  • Some of the other measures which you can take to get rid of Depression are to take adequate sleep, adequate exercise, regular diet.
  • In extreme cases of Depression, shock therapy may be suggested.

If you like to consult me, you can contact me through Lybrate.

Thank you.

 

3519 people found this helpful

Stigma Around Psychiatric Issues And How To Overcome It

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Stigma Around Psychiatric Issues And How To Overcome It

Though technology has progressed so much that many diseases are getting cured, people still have myths in their minds about mental illness. Mental illness is not considered as an ailment, but often considered as just a passing phase. In fact, having a negative perception of people with psychiatric issues is a matter of concern, known as stigma. 

Due to the stigma around psychiatric issues, people suffering from such issues face a multitude of problems, some of which are: 

  1. Patients may feel afraid to disclose their problems and to seek help, 
  2. Miscommunication may happen between the person and his or her friends and family members, 
  3. Lack of opportunities in case of academic as well as professional fields, 
  4. Facing of both physical as well as emotional bullying by people around, 
  5. Health insurance does not cover mental illness yet, 
  6. The myth that such conditions and situations can never be dealt with completely. 

Stigma is not a short term problem, and there can, of course be, solutions for people with psychiatric issues to deal with it. 

Get Education and Treatment 

It is very important for both the patients as well as the people around to get educated about their psychiatric issues. Today there are some options and ways through which patients can be successfully and adequately managed for many psychiatric issues. If people around you are not able to understand this, you need to ignore them and get proper treatment yourself. 

Do Not Let Stigma Affect You 

If you get affected by the stigma around you, you may get affected by other issues such as depression that may become even more serious. Hence, you need to learn to avoid such people and to gain confidence in yourself. If you have confidence in yourself, you will be able to perform all such activities in life that are performed by any person in an academic, professional or any other field. 

Socialize 

One of the most common problems that you may face is getting isolated. It is your right to lead a normal life, and hence, you need to go out and socialize. If you are not comfortable around your friend circle, you can join a support group that has members similar to you. 

There are many associations that run workshops and seminars to educate people for decreasing the stigma around mental health issue. You can also become a part of such associations, but of course, before that, you need to gain confidence in yourself. For doing this, some of the steps such as the ones given above can be of great help. Consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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