Common "Depression" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Depression is a mental illness which results in feeling sad, loss of interest in daily activities, irritability, mood swings, and sleepiness. It is a state of mind which develops over a period of time due to various reasons. A depressed person might have difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, weight loss, fatigue, and might get suicidal thoughts.

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After taking Divalproex sodium for the last 2 years, I had no symptoms until a year ago. Should I continue the medication?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking 250 mg of Depakote daily for the past year to manage my bipolar symptoms. Initially, two years back, I started with a daily dose of 500 mg. Since then, I have not experienced any mood swings or depressive symptoms throughout the past year. I have a history of trauma ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anantha Kalyan D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I have taken note of your mention that you have been on Depakote (Divalproex sodium) 250mg for a year, along with your past history of depression and previous use of Risperidone 1mg. I would like to understand whether y...  Read Full »

I am 21 years old and suffer from chronic depression, suicidal thoughts, and social anxiety. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 21 years old and suffer from chronic depression. I have suicidal thoughts and have social anxiety.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, At icliniq, we provide a comprehensive medical opinion for you and your family. I am here with a commitment to provide individual attention, personal integrity, and professional excellence. Actually, you should change your lifestyle, you should start going out with family and friends try t...  Read Full »

I am feeling emotionally numb and depressed. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,I am feeling emotionally numb and depressed. No feelings or emotions at all. I am on Etomine. What could be the reason?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, I am here to help with your health queries. I read about your concern in detail. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. You are on Etizolam (Etomine) which helps you to deal with your anxiety. It may sometimes affect your sleep if you are on a high dose and longer duration. If you ...  Read Full »

I have been feeling suicidal and depressed. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am feeling suicidal. I always feel sad and depressed. My fiance highly neglects me. I am not satisfied with my career as well. Even though I know my situation, I am not doing anything about it. I have no energy to fight back or take any action. Please help.Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. If you are not happy with your fiance, then think about it. You are going to stay with him your whole life. If you are unhappy with him, then moving on from him is better. You have a major depressive disorder. You must follow the below lifest...  Read Full »

Which medicine will be effective for my depression and anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I have depression, anxiety, lack of confidence, lack of energy and sleep, excess sweating, fast heartbeat from last 18 years. I have tried several ayurvedic treatments, then went to psychiatric treatment but no benefit. Previously doctor prescribed me Nexito Forte and Pronol 10 in morn...  Read Full »

Dr. Punya Mulky

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand you are suffering a lot due to your depression and anxiety. Most medications given for depression as well as anxiety have similar efficacy. As per the history given by you, I think you have benefited from treatment suggested by the last doctor. I would advise...  Read Full »

I had mood swings, felt depressed, and had anxiety in public places to talk to people. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I had mood swings, felt depressed, and had anxiety in public places to talk to people. Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have not mentioned enough details, like the duration of your problem or underlying stress. You may have mixed anxiety and depressive disorder. It will help if you try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. It...  Read Full »

I am struggling with academic setbacks and uncertain future. How to overcome this ?

Query: Hello doctor, In a past incident I had an accident while I was in class 11. I missed my exams so I failed. I am very short-tempered and got very angry because even students worse than me were passed by biased teachers. As I was furious, I took a decision to move to a new city and repeat class 11 ag...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. First of all I would like to mention that sometimes you neither have control over the situations nor about what others do but what is in your hand is how you cope with it. Though you are having a hard time right now this phase shall pass.Y...  Read Full »

I feel depressed and lack motivation. I lost focus on my studies and daily activities. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I used to enjoy studying, but for a few months, I completely lost my concentration and focus on my studies, and I cannot control my mind. I always feel empty, pathetic, helpless, and hopeless. I just sit on my chair every day doing nothing. Sometimes, I read novels online, which seems...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation. You may have a major depressive disorder. Therefore, you need to follow the below guidelines, which can help you. Try exercising daily for 30 to 45 minutes or go for a walk. Meditate d...  Read Full »

I am experiencing weird health symptoms such as vision loss and abdominal pain. Please help me.

Query: Hi doctor,Hi there,I am 18-years-old and have suffered from severe anxiety, depression, and borderline personality disorder for several years. Recently weird things have been happening to me. I lost my vision while driving for a few seconds, and afterward, my legs could not shake violently. I felt l...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq. I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concern and will try to help you with it. From your description, it appears to be due to neurological pathology, something more related to the peripheral nervous system. A thorough clinical evalu...  Read Full »

I feel depressed as I am unable to handle my relationship struggles. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am in a relationship with a guy for five years. His parents are anxious to get us married while my parents want me to settle in life. I am a doctor preparing for my PG entrance. So I want to take some time. The guy is also forcing me to go and live with him which I cannot do to my lo...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. What you want is all that matters. First of all, make a decision for yourself and then stick to it. If you want to study and settle professionally first then talk with him and express your desire. Tell him that you lo...  Read Full »

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