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My question is for psychologist and psychiatrist. Can breathing technique meditation (anapana meditation) cure clinical depression and anxiety disorder? I am taking serta100 and risdone plus. I have not visited my psychiatrist doctor since 8 9 months. That's y I am asking here. How much time it would take to cure clinical depression and anxiety by doing meditation?

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
My question is for psychologist and psychiatrist. Can breathing technique meditation (anapana meditation) cure clinic...
Dear lybrate-user, yes, any breathing technique is helpful in clinical depression. But they are only add ons to main treatment. You can not live only with the side dishes. I doubt the diagnosis - it may be more than clinical depression. Please consult your psychiatrist so that serta and risdone plus dose is adjusted according to your improvement. Don't stop the medication and start anapana meditation and continue both.
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Hello! I have been suffering from severe major depression and anxiety since 3 years. I changed many doctors and medicines but to no avail. The doctor I am seeing currently diagnosed me with treatment resistant depression and bipolar effective disorder a year ago, even though I do not experience the manic highs or even hypomania. He put me through ect 22 times which only marginally improved my situation, before ect I used to cry and yell all day. I have extreme fatigue, low motivation, anger irritation, fear, loss of appetite, weight gain due to medications, tremors, loss of confidence, crying spells, blurred vision and extreme weakness due to depression. I am terrified of going outside and blurred vision adds to the fear. Doctors have tried almost all medications: venlafaxine, escitalopram, olanzapine, quetiapine, lithium, valproic acid, paroxetine, clomipramine, and anxiety meds like xanax, rivotril, amylene etc. Right now doctor has put me on clonazepam and prothiaden since 3 weeks, but I have seen no improvement. I took lithium and valproic acid for about 8 months and they only added to my fatigue and weight gain so doctor stopped them. I really need help in terms of medication as I am still hoping there might be one which could take me out of this extreme pain. I am terrified that if I do not get the right help or if there is not a cure, I will have to live like this for my entire life, in bed and barely able to think, eat, move or understand anything. I am 36 years of age, female and from pakistan. I have heard that indian doctors are good. Please help me out of this and suggest any medication and save my life. Thanking you!

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hello! I have been suffering from severe major depression and anxiety since 3 years. I changed many doctors and medic...
Dear Sara, Your doctor at Pakistan is equally good and she/he has been trying good treatments like antidepressants, mood stabilisers and ECT. Please continue with her/him. Telemedicine in India has jurisdiction in the same country only. It is difficult for you to undergo treatment in India because certain basic tablets only can be prescribed through telemedicine. Intractable depression needs lot of experimental tablets as add on.
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Hi I am 21 years old girl and college student also. I am deeply stressed about my study and depressed also. And I do not get hungry to much. And my eyesight is also effected by this please help me out.

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Hi I am 21 years old girl and college student also. I am deeply stressed about my study and depressed also. And I do ...
Struggling with depression can be hard enough as it is, but if you’re also trying to do your best in studying, the two things can get in each other’s ways. Feelings of hopelessness, guilt, worthlessness, not being in control are characteristics of depression that can undermine your studying. Let's have a detailed discussion for better advice and healthy lifestyle.
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I never used to sleep. I mean I was very active. I used to stay awake at night and sleep in daytime or sometime never slept but used to feel very good. I was on anti-anxiety and antidepressants for some months but I keep on leaving the medication in between then for the last 2 3 weeks i've been sleeping so much. I'm not able to do anything and stay awake. No matter how much I sleep i'm always feeling sleepy. My body aches and I feel like I came from a long trip. I also have hypothyroidism but i'm extremely thin. My weight is 46. I take thyronorm 25 mcg since 2k18 and everything is normal. But i'm feeling very sleepy. I went to my psychiatrist yesterday and he gave me 2 medicine and said i'll be okay but I searched them online and they are of anxiety. Please help me. Why am I feeling so sleepy. Please tell me is there a cure? I saw articles about narcolepsy and hypersomnia and there are no medicine for them. There are but they have dangerous side effects. Please help me. I'm feeling very suicidal and depressed because I was never this person. I feel helpless and hopeless. I beg you please help me.

DHMS (Diploma In Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery), Msc - Applied Psychology
Homeopathy Doctor, Chandigarh
I never used to sleep. I mean I was very active.
I used to stay awake at night and sleep in daytime or sometime never...
Dear lybrate-user, don't be so sad as you have treatment for all your problem, hypersomnia or insomnia both are treatable as you told you were on antidepressant drugs and you left the treatment in between this might be happening because of that or side-effects of those medicines. Solutions is good active lifestyle along with positive thinking, good healthy diet and little medicines without any side effects. Your all problems are treatable so no worries, you can call me for details on my no mobile.
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I cry each day. Even my eyes got weak at such young age .my eyes give me so much pain .i do not speak that does not mean I am not in pain. Just and head pain a lot .lots of anger and cry .i feel to die but then feel whats point bear more see the end then do. I was child I got burned was said not to that not this ,can not ride bicycle but even though with all this I went out lied too cycle roam 2-3 street near my house. We were kicked out of my house. All said no one will talk to her (me) just becoz I did a simple mistake .i used to look up ask please talk to me forgive me. I was threatened beaten .all was fine becoz I had mom beside me. I was said abusing words by others .i told to my dear one .each day make fun of me. I am trying hard to get placed (yes I am believe me) I was topper of my batch .then my downfall start betrayal by friends ,end day torture by endless question (so I kept myself inside my room ).i need psychiatrist my mom says .yes I do need becoz I feel sometime to die. But I do not want to becoz I want to do my best then die .no one ever loved me .supported me or helped me when I do wrong decision then why now torture me you can not do this .i m trying please plz .yes you told I have bad health but not my fault my eyes were so good it got weak becoz of crying and allergy .i do not blame anyone .but doctor you know what I want peace .i love silence now then talking to anyone .i surrender becoz I can not say my pain to anyone even though I do to my parents they mock at me saying there se ho rahi sakta to kyu liya. Teh torture then whom I say friends no never I know all r same selfish mocking on someone weak .i never took wrong step never .no drug no smoking no alcohol ever ever .i was and I am ideal child .my eyes again crying so much .i know I will loose my eyes after few years at this rate of crying and pain swollen in my eyes .i encountered so many things in my life you will not can not even imagine my own dad did to us. My parents says me namakharam what I did please tell me I just want if you can not give me blessing then please do not say that at least (mei bhi dikhti hu kese milegi mujhe company mil I gayi to esi hi ghisi piti milegi. U know my moms words are always true always. I really want o go away from all far far I love my mom sis alot hell a lot they r then only I am alive else my dad my uncle my grandfather would have made me maid or thrown me in garbage. My health .past 3 years my health deteriorate at such a bad rate .and this pandemic year .i got mentally sick too .plz I know no one I gonna to listen me or help me but I feel good after bursting out. please keep it private please .plz do not call me please or message just put mail if you read this message .thanks for reading in advance.

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
I cry each day. Even my eyes got weak at such young age .my eyes give me so much pain .i do not speak that does not m...
Many people with depression lead fulfilling lives and often find treatment plans that work for them, it's important to be aware of the fatalities that do occur in those who have suffered from this mental health condition. Let's have a detailed discussion for better advice and medication plan.
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I never used to feel sleepy and I always stayed up late and use to sleep in the morning. But since 2 3 weeks i've been experiencing extreme sleepiness. I'm not able to stay awake. No matter how much I sleep i'm always feeling sleepy. I was taking medication for anxiety and depression but I stopped taking them and this problem occurred. I also have hypothyroidism for which I take thyronorm 25 mcg please tell me what should I do. Is there any cure for this disease? Please help me i'm feeling very hopeless and depressed.

MBBS
General Physician, Noida
I never used to feel sleepy and I always stayed up late and use to sleep in the morning. But since 2 3 weeks i've bee...
Excessive sleepiness in your case may be due to 1. Change/withdrawal of antidepressant/antianxiety medications for which you need to get your medications reviewed by a psychiatrist if they need to be continued or give your self time to be off medications as the body adjusts. 2. Preferable to get your thyroid hormon levels checked and review thyroid medication dose if needed. Best to visit a physician/endocrinologist for the same. 3. Other medical of excessive sleepiness can only be ruled out with proper history and clinical examination. 4. Can try coffee/tea /exercise during daytime and proper sleep at night time to make a routine if not already done so. 7-8 hrs of night sleep is usually sufficient for most. Please do not feel disheartened and seek medical care as required.
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I am in severe depression and anxiety and fear I am taking serenace 0.50 two times rivotril and tryptomer at night but still I am in tension think about future what will happen guide me.

Ex- Neuropsychiatrist, AIIMS, MD - Psychiatry,Dip.Neurology (Birmingham, UK), Diploma in Neurology, Diploma in Community Mental Health, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
I am in severe depression and anxiety and fear I am taking serenace 0.50 two times rivotril and tryptomer at night bu...
Take a proper antidepressant and the drugs you r taking will only provide you temporary relief but will not cure your condition.
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I have been taking paxidep cr 25 and clobanil10 due to depression as prescribed by doctor which makes my sexual life unhappy .i am 45 years old man. After completing the medicines ,can I become normal in sex.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
I have been taking paxidep cr 25 and clobanil10 due to depression as prescribed by doctor which makes my sexual life ...
Yes, sexual side effects of these medications are temporary and will go away when medicines will be stopped.
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How good is l- thiamine (tea extract) of 250 mg with auditory hallucinations of psychosis, depression and anxiety, is it helpful, and does l - tryptophan, precursor of 5-hydroxy tryptamine/serotonin helpful in depressed individuals.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
How good is l- thiamine (tea extract) of 250 mg with auditory hallucinations of psychosis, depression and anxiety, is...
None of the ones you mentioned reduce or act on hallucinations clinically. You need dopamine receptor antagonists which come come under antipsychotic medications to reduce and remit hallucinations. Kindly consult a psychiatrist for the same. Good luck.
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