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Suffering from depression from last 3 years, negative thinking and mood off always.

Mr. Rajan P 90% (714 ratings)
M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy, 6-month Internship
Psychologist, Madurai
Suffering from depression from last 3 years, negative thinking and mood off always.
Dear Lybrate user. Mood swings and negative thoughts occur in every human being now and then. But if it lasts for a particular period of time and affects one's day-to-day life it becomes clinically significant. It should be diagnosed by a psychiatrist we have a very good treatment options for depressive disorders. It is a three dimensional approach, treatments with medicines and psychological treatment with social skills training, by which one with depression can lead a normal and productive life like anybody else. See a psychiatrist asap.
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Psychiatrist, Chandigarh
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BSc - Food & Applied Nutrition, MSc - Food & Applied Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad
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  • Caffeine is the most frequently used central nervous system stimulant in the world. Drinking coffee offers a boost of energy and a lift in well being.
  • Coffee appears to be more effective than tea is because some of its components may counteract the negative effects of depression.
  • Coffee also contains chlorogenic acid, ferulic acid, and caffeic acid. These acids can reduce the inflammation of nerve cells that takes place in the brain of people with depression.
  • We hear a lot about the negative effects of caffeine on our health, but it turns out that caffeine has its good points too. Research from the Harvard School of Public Health found that women who drank a minimum of four cups of coffee per day could lower their risk of depression by 20 per cent.
  • So, we can say The risk of depression appears to decrease with increased coffee and caffeine consumption.
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Doctors please help me. Since 5 years I am taking treatment for the depression and I am on medication now on venlift od 150 mg. But still I have less number of concentration and poor memory and another thing is that I sweat heavy amount from head, face and backside its totally gets wet in social situation and it makes me again depressed every day it is happening I lost self confidence and self esteem please tell me doctor how to reduce the sweating any lotions and creams is there then please prescribe me.

Dr. Saul Pereira 93% (39560 ratings)
Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
DEpression often times goes together with anxiety. The sweating is due to the anxiety. What you are doing unfortunately like many people is not combining medication with counseling. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and meet with the doctor too but you must cooperate with both to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, 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, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. 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. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do calisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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Hi. I read somewhere that medicine of depression and anxiety causes sexual dysfunction? I am already having anxiety depression and sexual issues. What if I start medicine for depression and anxiety .will it worsen my sexual problems? please help. Have all this issues from 7-9 years. I am just 24.

Dr. Vikas Patel 91% (488 ratings)
Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ludhiana
Hi. I read somewhere that medicine of depression and anxiety causes sexual dysfunction?
I am already having anxiety d...
Hello Mr sudhir, first of all let me clear ur doubt. Not all anti-anxiety and anti depressant medicines are causing sexual dysfunction. Second point is not all people who are taking this medication will suffer from sexual dysfunction. Third there are many medications which are deprived of sexual dysfunction. So don't be misguided by someone who want to encash ur problem. Think, consult than decide. Thank you for your question.
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I am 19 years old female. My bf leave me and I cannot get over him I can not move on from him I love him badly but he do not want to be with me and hurts me everyday. I am having a hope that one day he will come back Whenever I see his updates I feel even more hurt. How to overcome this situation?

Dr. Deepak Dass 93% (1065 ratings)
NCCH & MCH
Homeopath, Kolkata
I am 19 years old female. My bf leave me and I cannot get over him I can not move on from him I love him badly but he...
Dear user life doesn't end on one person or is limited to one person try to throw out all your bottled emotions, escape or block things that reminds you of him. Get involved in new activities life for yourself now buit yourself to your aim that you had in your life when you where a child live for your parents and at the most be positive in life and accept whatever happen happens for good and nothing in life is permanent... apart from these you also need a constitutional Homeopathic medicine which will help you cope up with the problem take care.
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What should a person do suffering from a serious depression, how can that person stop thinking about suicide and harming himself? Also that person has attempted suicide before.

Dr. Srinivasa Sastry Malladi 87% (28 ratings)
MBBS, MRCPsych (UK)
Psychiatrist, Visakhapatnam
What should a person do suffering from a serious depression, how can that person stop thinking about suicide and harm...
Someone in serious state of depression needs immediate help and attention as they may have risks such as suicidal ideation. Kindly consult psychiatrist as they may consider hospitalization to improve the condition until the condition has improved to the extent that he or she is no longer suicidal. During the process of recovery doctor would use treatment options such as medications and psychology support. Right now the topmost priority is to make sure that the person is safe. So please seek help urgently.
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Dear Sir/Madam I am suffering from anxiety and depression from last 4 years and day by day it's getting worse. Actually I can explain what's happening with me. My mind always thinks of negative things like when I walk or when I eat or any work I do my mind always thinks negative things like if I didn't perform this task than something wrong will happen. I can't do any work and moreover I can't live my life happily because of this. Every time I walk or eat or any work I do my mind thinks of negative thoughts and because of this I am very unhappy and I can't live my life happily. Due to this I can't eat properly. Dear Sir/Madam please help me with this problem.

Mrs. Upasana Chaddha Vij 90% (105 ratings)
MA - Psychology, PhD Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Dear Sir/Madam I am suffering from anxiety and depression from last 4 years and day by day it's getting worse.
Actual...
Dear lybrate-user It is a difficult condition and it effects our well-being. You could analyse your routine. Some lifestyle modifications, such as sleeping on time, cutting down on sugar n processed food items, exercise and eating fruits n salads could help restoring your health n give you more structure in daily life. Rest a consultation with a psychologist will help you resolve your issues in a more productive way.
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I'm suffering from a kind of depression. Hurt by friends and love. Will I get treatment to get rid of this?

Dr. Srinivasa Sastry Malladi 87% (28 ratings)
MBBS, MRCPsych (UK)
Psychiatrist, Visakhapatnam
I'm suffering from a kind of depression. Hurt by friends and love. Will I get treatment to get rid of this?
Hi, When someone feels depressed it is important that they recognize the need to seek help. It could be from someone they trust within their own personal sphere but more importantly from a professional person. It is not uncommon for us to experience distress in life due to unreasonable remarks or actions of people around us. However, one should learn to be resilient and confident in one's self so as not to succumb emotionally. Please do visit a psychiatrist for further help. For depression there are treatment available in the form of medications and psychological therapies which are effective.
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I am 26 years old male. Can zolfresh makes me feel happy I remember when I was 20 years old I used to take an anti depression pill may be it was zolfresh I don't remember I a miracle happened and I used to feel so happy and within a week I stopped smoking. I want to ask that I have a lot of problems in my life and I am looking for an anti depression pill which could make me feel happy. Please any psychiatrist advice me.

Dr. Srinivasa Sastry Malladi 87% (28 ratings)
MBBS, MRCPsych (UK)
Psychiatrist, Visakhapatnam
I am 26 years old male. Can zolfresh makes me feel happy I remember when I was 20 years old I used to take an anti de...
Hi, Zolfresh is designed to be a sleeping tablet. Apart from improving your sleep it is good to know that it had a positive effect on your emotional wellbeing too in the past. Antidepressant medications are designed specifically to prove mood and related symptoms of depression. There are several different medications available to choose from classes such as SSRIs, SNRIs, TCAs etc. Most commonly SSRIs are prescribed as first line treatment for depression. However it is always advisable to consult a psychiatrist to discuss which medication suits you to imrpove your condition.
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