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Today I did meditation but after doing it my head went light still. And all kind of chemical and hormonal changes I can feel inside my head what yo do .also i'm on medication for anxiety and depression etilaam 0.25 and depranex-10.

Ms. Saarika Reddeppa 90% (23 ratings)
MSc COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
Psychologist, Bangalore
Today I did meditation but after doing it my head went light still. And all kind of chemical and hormonal changes I c...
Dear lybrate-user, meditation works excellent to treat with depression & anxiety but mind you it is a very long process. It is a very deep connect of body mind & soul. I suggest please continue the practice without fail. the experience you had is quite enviable because meditation can make you feel like it. In case you are uncomfortable, please do only guided meditation. You can try the headspace app along with that kindly add the below things in your daily routine, a good vigorous exercise program for 30 minutes every day makes the body produce natural antidepressants, but do check with your physician before venturing to attempt this. Talk therapy helps a lot to relieve the depression, but you could also have a good and reliable confidante to do the same. This is the only condition were you are required to literally do the opposite of what you feel like doing. Depression makes you want to withdraw, lie down, sleep, become lethargic, slow down, make you too lazy to even think etc. So when I suggested doing the opposite, you will need to fight this disease. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, and wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, eat more of proteins and vegetables, attend yoga classes etc. Watch a lot of sitcoms on tv or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions ingroups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. I hope you can find someone to love and be loved too, if you are not already married. Whatever happens please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three things lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in god to alleviate your sufferings. If you are still not relieved from the depression, then go first to a counselor and later to a psychiatrist, if the counselor advises you.
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What medicines can I take to address my anhedonia if I already take fluoxetine 80 mg, petril beta 20 and olanzapine 5 mg.

Dr. P K Sukumaran 90% (3543 ratings)
MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
What medicines can I take to address my anhedonia if I already take fluoxetine 80 mg, petril beta 20 and olanzapine 5...
Increase dose fluoxetin 20 mg 1 0 1 olanzapine 5 mg 0 0 1 (this you already have) it is a very common problem. There are so ever so many much worse than u. Yours is a little problem no need to worry. Stop smoking and alcohol have regular exercise like walking swimming cycling jogging with friends for one hour holidays once in a week dailyyoga, scheduling activities hobbies social service take fish and vegetables exercise one hr daily, oil massage body, hobby, support from friends family, help others, weekly holiday, yoga, meditation.
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Is it safe to take vitamin d supplements like calcirol sachet while i'm taking anxiety and depression medication as mentioned below? Buspin 10 mg lamez 50 mg rivotril 0.5 mg nexito 5 mg thank you.

Dr. Surbhi Batra 88% (53 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD PSYCHIATRY, DNB PSYCHIATRY
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Is it safe to take vitamin d supplements like calcirol sachet while i'm taking anxiety and depression medication as m...
Yes, its safe. However, please ensure that you do not take vitamin d in excess and take it only as prescribed.
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Can a feeding mother take nexito 5, will it affect baby's health. I feed my 6 months baby 2 hour after taking this medicine at night, is it okay or do I need to stop taking this med. One more thing can a schizophrenic who is breastfeed mom take treatment as the medicine must be heavy for the baby.

Dr. Lalit Kumar Kardam 91% (23 ratings)
MD - Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Faridabad
Hi. Yes you can take nexito 5 mg maintaining 2 hour gap after breastfeeding the baby. You can further consult your psychiatrist for how much time you need to take the medications. Part 2. Schizophrenic patients need to take their medications regularly whether breastfeeding baby or not. Same rule maintaining 2 hour gap between drug dose and breastfeeding. Important thing here is which medications are safe in breastfeeding. For that you must ask the same from your consulting psychiatrist.
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Doctor my son is just 26 years old and he has suffered a long term depression. Doctor please tell me does depression affect intelligence?

Dr. Akash Kanoje 90% (11 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Doctor my son is just 26 years old and he has suffered a long term depression. Doctor please tell me does depression ...
Depression makes a person incable to thinking, concentrating or making decisions effectively. It also causes memory-related issues. Some studies also suggest that depression leads to detrimental development of the frontal lobe, which may affect intelligence.
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Doctor are there any severe risks of depression? My mother is suffering from depression ever since my father left us. Please tell me what are the risks of depression?

Dr. Prof Jagadeesan M S 97% (13145 ratings)
MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Doctor are there any severe risks of depression? My mother is suffering from depression ever since my father left us....
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i' m depressed" when in fact they mean" i' m fed up because i' ve had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks the common symptoms are (few might be present in a person with depression) feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over small matters loss of interest or pleasure in most or all normal activities, such as sex, hobbies or sports sleep disturbances, including insomnia or sleeping too much tiredness and lack of energy, so even small tasks take extra effort changes in appetite — often reduced appetite and weight loss, but increased cravings for food and weight gain in some people anxiety, agitation or restlessness slowed thinking, speaking or body movements feelings of worthlessness or guilt, fixating on past failures or blaming yourself for things that aren' t your responsibility trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions and remembering things frequent or recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide unexplained physical problems, such as back pain or headaches consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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Doctor please help me in knowing can depression be prevented? If so, how can it be?

Dr. Akash Kanoje 90% (11 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Doctor please help me in knowing can depression be prevented? If so, how can it be?
Preventive care for depression is very rare and almost none. Reason is because most of the factors involving depression are not under our control. Certain strategies believed to be effective are- proper and adequate sleep, stress management, balanced diet, routine physical activity, regular medical checkups, and socializing with friends or family.
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Doctor my father is suffering from depression. Please tell me what are the treatments for depression?

Dr. Akash Kanoje 90% (11 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Doctor my father is suffering from depression. Please tell me what are the treatments for depression?
Depression is treated through psychotherapy and medications. In a few severe cases, the patient has to be admitted to hospital. Medications include- tricyclic antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, atypical antidepressants, and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. Psychotherapy treatment involves talking to a mental health expert and explaining your mental condition and symptoms.
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Hello doctor. My husband is 47 years old and he is suffering from depression. I have noticed that he is forgetting things for the past few months. Doctor please tell me does depression cause memory loss?

Dr. Akash Kanoje 90% (11 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Hello doctor. My husband is 47 years old and he is suffering from depression. I have noticed that he is forgetting th...
Yes, depression is linked to issues such as short-term memory loss and amnesia which are linked to your memory. It becomes difficult to think, making decisions or even staying focused.
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Hello doctor. My wife (43) is suffering from depression. I want to know everything about it so that I can get her treated properly. Please tell me what are the different types of depression?

M.Sc - Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello doctor. My wife (43) is suffering from depression. I want to know everything about it so that I can get her tre...
Depression is the only condition where you are required to literally do the opposite of what you feel like doing. Depression makes you want to withdraw, lie down, sleep, become lethargic, slow down, make you too lazy to even think etc. So when I suggested doing the opposite, she will have to fight this disease. She must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, and wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, eat more of proteins and vegetables, attend yoga classes etc. Watch a lot of sitcoms on tv or comedies and cheer yourself up. Encourage her to go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Tell her to get exposed to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scotching heat. Whatever happens please incorporate these three important adaptations in life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If she did these three things, lots of things will go well in life. There are two major types of depression: one induced by unexpressed sadness, and the second being from unexpressed anger. The latter type makes the person lethargic and may have suicide ideation. Please pray and have faith in god to alleviate her sufferings. If she is still not relieved from the depression, she must first go to a counselor, who will assess her to understand, if the depression is mild or severe. Based on that will help you resolve it with therapy only, or if it is severe, recommend a psychiatrist along with counseling to deal with the severity. Medication and therapy is the ideal combination to help you.
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