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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my wife age 50 is suffering from a problem of heavy negativity.she has lost interest in society and almost in everything.she is not able to sleep.She always thinks that people around her are planning to harm.She is taking depran 10/ petril 0.5 but getting positive results.kindly advise me what to do
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :
Doctor :   let me read your post
Doctor :   since when she is having this?
User :   since last one and half year
Doctor :   Was there any precipitating factor?
Doctor :   was she having it in past
Doctor :   ?
User :   i do not think so
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Did she have any sudden chaneg in life style?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i feel she is having a depression
Doctor :   Some types of depression run in families, indicating that a biological vulnerability to depression can be inherited
Doctor :   This seems to be the case, especially with bipolar disorder.
Doctor :   is there any family history
User :   not at all
Doctor :   Patience is required because the treatment of depression takes time. Sometimes, the doctor will need to try a variety of antidepressants before finding the medication or combination of medications
Doctor :   that is most effective for the patient. Sometimes, the dosage must be increased to be effective.
Doctor :   Depressive disorders make those afflicted feel exhausted, worthless, helpless, and hopeless. Such negative thoughts and feelings make some people feel like giving up.
Doctor :   Such negative thoughts and feelings make some people feel like giving up. It is important to realize that these negative views are part of the depression and typically do not accurately reflect the actual situation..
Doctor :   It should be remembered that negative thinking fades as treatment begins to take effect.
Doctor :   So try to involve with her
Doctor :   rather than isolating her
Doctor :   The future is very bright for the treatment of depression.
Doctor :   Vitamins and other nutritional supplements like vitamin D, folate, and vitamin B12 may be useful in alleviating depression, either alone or in combination with an antidepressant medication
Doctor :   We are learning more about the interactions of the neurochemicals, the chemical messengers in the brain, and their influence on depression
Doctor :   But Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder ...
Doctor :   People with the disorder may hear voices other people don't hear. They may believe other people are reading their minds, controlling their thoughts, or plotting to harm them...
Doctor :   did you understand what i said?
Doctor :   Because the causes of schizophrenia are still unknown, treatments focus on eliminating the symptoms of the disease
Doctor :   Treatments include antipsychotic medications and various psychosocial treatments.
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   i think she is having a severe depression
Doctor :
Doctor :   Dr.gauthamadas is a great expert on this
Doctor :   In general, the severe depressive illnesses, particularly those that are recurrent, will require antidepressant medications (or ECT in severe cases) along with psychotherapy for the best outcome.
Doctor :   Patience is required because the treatment of depression takes time.
Doctor :   In choosing an antidepressant, the doctor will take into account the patient's age, his/her other medical conditions, and medication side effects
Doctor :   Antidepressant medications are not habit-forming, so there need not be concern about that.
Doctor :   antidepressants must be carefully monitored to ensure that the patient is getting the correct dosage.
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   sir i would like tell one more thing that if she does anything she thinks that it should have not been done if not she thinks that it should have done she finds herself in indecisive position
Doctor :   Brief psychotherapy (eg, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy) has been shown in clinical trials to be an effective treatment option, either alone or in combination with medication.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Light therapy: Broad-spectrum light exposure has long been in use for the treatment of SAD. Some evidence now exists that it may have some efficacy in nonseasonal depression or as an augmenting agent with antidepressant medication.
Doctor :   Transcranial magnetic stimulation: This modality is in investigational stages for the treatment of major depressive disorder.
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   shoud she continue with medicine depran/petril
Doctor :   yes sure
Doctor :   no medicine change with out consultation should be done
Doctor :   Physical activity and exercise contribute to recovery from major depressive disorder
Doctor :   Thanks for consultation...
Doctor :   Bye for now....
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