Doctor in Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata
Treatment of Sexual Weakness
Treatment of Alcohol Addiction Disorder
Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction
Treatment of Schizophrenia
Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment
Treatment of Drug Abuse and Addiction
Treatment of Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Nicotine De-Addiction Treatment
Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Children
Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder
Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder
Treatment of Dementia In Parkinson's Disease
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Dr. Subrata Naskar provides answers that are very helpful. I was really suffering for so long ..should have consulted him earlier ..have changed my life. I cannot thank enough.
I am a OCD patient since 3 years. I take nexito20 once in a day. Last 8 months I was properly well without any symptoms. But from last 10 days my symptoms have been returned. Why my symptoms are backed again? Is it medicine failureness? Should I stop medicine?
How to monitor withdrawal symptoms of alcohol like vomiting ,loss of appetite? L stopped drinking alcohol. And I am suffering from withdrawal symptoms.
I am 25 years old. I love to eat only sweet items through out the day. I can not be live without eating. How can I come out of this.
I have severe generalized Anxiety Disorder, GAD for almost 8 months. Have been prescribed diazepam starting from 5 mg to now 25 mg. Also with tancodep one daily. Nothing is helping. I have palpitations all day long. I am unhappy always. Now more depressed. The most annoying thing is I am urinating almost every 2.3. Hours. My body mass is decreasing. I keep healthy diet and exercise daily but not helping. Any suggestions?
What are antidepressants and mood elevators?
Often depression or mood changes are caused by the imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain. Anti-depressants or mood elevators are medications that are prescribed to patients with depression to alleviate their symptoms. Anti-depressants are not solely used for the treatment of depression, it is also prescribed in other psychiatric conditions which includes anxiety disorders, social anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), dysthymia (mild chronic depression) etc.
With time, the use of anti-depressants has been on the rise. Although, anti-depressants do not cure your depression, it relieves the symptoms of the same. Anti-depressants come in various types. The first one you try may not benefit you; however you must consult your doctor and find the right choice of medication for your condition.
Non-adherence to anti-depressants can have major consequences on your health. It also majorly contributes to the under treatment of anxiety and depression in maximum cases in the population. The reasons why people do not comply with their therapy or treatment are various; forgetting to take the medicine being the primary one.
Other factors that contribute to non-adherence of anti-depressants include, fear of addiction, high cost of medications, fear of drug-induced sexual dysfunction, delayed onset of action of the medication, poor instructions and protocols given by the doctor and fear of side effects.
Adherence to the medication with proper guidance from the doctor has seen to decrease the symptoms of depression in the patients, leading them get back to their normal life. Under-treatment of depression can become fatal. If the depression escalates, suicidal tendencies can follow. Apart from these, suddenly stopping the medication has been associated with withdrawal symptoms which can get fatal in severe cases. In recent times, depression has become a common problem with the rise of fatalities caused by depression. As important as it may be to consult a doctor to get your symptoms diagnosed and get the right treatment, it is of equal importance that one adheres to the therapy and abides by the guidelines.