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I'm 24 year old. I had mood disorders since my school days. But, from the past two years, I have been feeling low and depressed. In the morning I feel irritated and at the end of the day, I feel extremely sad, low, diffident and get negative, suicidal thoughts. Also, throughout the day I get many toxic and abusive thoughts. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
I'm 24 year old. I had mood disorders since my school days. But, from the past two years, I have been feeling low and...
Try to relax yourself -- exercise. Exercise is one of the most important things you can do to combat stress. Take a few minutes to breathe in and out in slow, deep breaths. Reduce your caffeine intake. Write it down. Even if 2 lines. Write every single day. Chew gum. Spend time with friends and family. Laugh. Massage. Eat a healthy diet. Pursue one hobby walk in nature meditation. Yoga. For more details you can consult me.
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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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Dear doctors, I am post copd patient, I depressed over 6 years, I have social anxiety, low self confidence, heavy mood swing and emotional trauma.in the year 2017 I appointed total 15 doctors due to lots off physical problem, in 2018 I have done skin cyst surgery. And last 5 years I faced more than 10 accident with car. I have some family problem due to carrier issue. I suffered lots in last 6,7 years. But I over come from all physical problem but I not over come my my mental problem, I am also habituated taking daily medicine, now I am taking l arginine with multivitamin, last check up post covid doctors said all is well ,covid does not affect your lungs. Blood pressure 120/80. Pulse rate also ok. Sir I want over come my mental issue .i do not want to meet others, I want stay at home my, angriness day to day increase. Due to heavy depression in covid, after covid I made a short tour, but that not much help. I am trying to cure but I failure. I have one question shall I take sertraline 50 mg for 10 days after that increase 100 mg in last 20 days?

Ph.D Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Jaipur
Dear doctors, I am post copd patient, I depressed over 6 years, I have social anxiety, low self confidence, heavy moo...
Dear user you are talking about taking medicines but how long you would take medicines? Medicines are not a proper solution for your problem. When we are aware about our problem we are able to control but we have to control it in a proper way. You are too young and taking these tablets, it's not good for your physical as well as your mental health. If you don’t want to take medication for life time then please wake up yourself, medicines are not a perfect solution for mental health, you have to work on your own, your will power, your mind and thoughts. But due to certain reasons if you are on antidepressants you have to take some extra care of yourself. I don't know what are the circumstances under which you are taking medicines, I want to know the whole details about your disorder. But I must say don't depend on the medicines and don't make it a habit for future. You need counseling session for a better control on this disorder and medicines. Medicines are not the only solution, counseling is a best option for you so that you could better understand yourself and save yourself from the side effects of medicines. Please call and discuss your problem in detail and then ll be able to help you better. My contact no is mobile.
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I am taking venlafaxine 300 mg before three years for my treatment of recurrent depression disorder and now I am feeling well of my major depression but before two weeks I am started smoking marijuana and I had smoking two marijuana cigarette daily so please tell me this is useful for my mental health because I was reading on internet and many websites about marijuana that marijuana cigarette smoking is helpful for treatment of mental health this is like a medicine please tell me this is true.

M.A.(H)Psychology, PG Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Therapy
Psychologist, Noida
I am taking venlafaxine 300 mg before three years for my treatment of recurrent depression disorder and now I am feel...
Hello Mr Harish Kumar I will suggest you to go fr some basic natural process to overcome depression...... 1.Meditation. As guru-like as this may sound, meditation is receiving a much higher role in psychotherapy and is used in a lot of different approaches to many psychological disorders, but has shown to be especially helpful in combating depression. 2.Exercising. The most common symptom in people suffering from Depression is apathy towards life. They are not motivated to do anything and simply sit around, trying to waste time. If you are experiencing this then force yourself to do something! Anything is better than nothing, although exercise is one of the best things to do. Workout, do some physical activities, or be productive in some way. When you accomplish something you always feel better because you see that life can keep moving on! 3.Accepting your situation. Most people try to deny the fact that they are depressed, hide from the negative events in the world and, simply put, run away from the truth. This denial causes them to misinterpret other events and the depression is left room to grow. Accept that there is a problem, but also accept the fact that you can change. Nothing is forever and you can do something about it. But you must believe in this first otherwise all the help in the world is not going to do anything for you. 4.Focus on what you can do. There are millions and millions of things that you cannot change. There are so many things that you wish you could do but can’t that focusing on it all the time is bound to make you depressed. Instead, focus on the actual things you can affect and change. You can do so much but you must focus on what you can do. The 3 most powerful words I have learned to do this are: “Okay… what now?” Given the situation, given everything that is going on, what are you going to do about it now? 5.Sleep early: Have 7 hours of good sleep. Just sleep it up!This’ll charge up your body for the next day. Make sure you get good sleep. Clear up your mind before you sleep, put things to tomorrow and just relax and sleep 6.Have some hobby: Dancing, painting, piano,guitar, writing, blogging, journalism,whatever it may be. Make time each week to do something that you really like. Do it regularly, become skilled in it and enjoy these little moments of happiness!
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My friend is suffering from depression for last three. Is online treatment will cure him or physically I should take him to doctor.

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
My friend is suffering from depression for last three. Is online treatment will cure him or physically I should take ...
I am sorry to hear about your concern but will be happy to assist you. If someone has severe depression that has not responded well to first-line treatments like antidepressant medication or psychotherapy, there are other types of treatment they can try, including: electroconvulsive therapy (ect) transcranial magnetic stimulation (tms). Let's connect over a call so that we can discuss your concern in details and make a suitable treatment plan for you.
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I am a chronic depression patient since last 10 years. Currently taking paroxetine 50 mg, lamictal 200 mg and buspin 10 mg. I have tried different combinations and finally paroxetine and lamictal combination eased my depression to 50 percent. In particular adding lamictal to paroxetine helped me a lot which paroxetine alone could nt help much. My main problems are short term memory issues, slowed down thinking and grasping. experiencing severe erection problem and lack of orgasm. Orgasm in the sense lack of ejaculation in sex. Initially I used for almost 3 years but I never faced sexual problems, but it did nt help me much items of depression so switched to paroxetine. I don't want to change this combination but suggest any add on medication to address the issue.

MRC Psych, MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
I am a chronic depression patient since last 10 years. Currently taking paroxetine 50 mg, lamictal 200 mg and buspin ...
Hi, I can understand that there is a dilemma between getting adequate response from medication and getting relief from sexual adverse effects. I believe you have already discussed this issue with your psychiatrist and buspirone might have been added for this reason. If you want to stay on paroxetine, then other potential options are either decreasing dose of paroxetine (provided your depressive symptoms are under control) or adding a different medication such as bupropion or mirtazapine etc. Instead of buspirone. However, such a change should only happen after a proper discussion about risks benefits with a psychiatrist. So please consult in person or on phone for that.
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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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Is it ok to stop arip mt (2.5 mg once daily) suddenly or does it need to be tapered down? (it is being taken along with sertraline 50 mg which is going to be continued) both together was prescribed three years ago for depressive symptoms.

Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ludhiana
Is it ok to stop arip mt (2.5 mg once daily) suddenly or does it need to be tapered down? (it is being taken along wi...
If you are absolutely fine than discuss with your treating doctor or any doctor of your choice. Thank you
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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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