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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   Hello Doctor, As advised earlier.. I have done the depression check - and the score is 5
User :   Mildly depressive
User :   Though I feel much more\
User :   and so does dad
User :   We dont go out, we dont talk, we cant sleep, we dont plan activities
User :   All we do is think and talk about mom's health and medicines
User :   I cant even interact with my friends anymore
Doctor :   ok.
User :   My father has no friends.. He doesnt call anyone..
Doctor :   Since whena re you having this
Doctor :   Are you there ?
User :   This state is since the last year and a half at least for my father
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   for me few weeks
User :   Dad: 70, Male, Retired,, married, Yes (Mom)
User :   Me: 31, Female, Senior Marketing Analyst, Single, Yes (Mom)
User :   is that enough
Doctor :   Yes
User :   So what do you think...
Doctor :   Have you been taking any Medications or you Father
User :   no... But of us are very fit
User :   Dad can walk more than 6 kms at a stretch
User :   BUt he just seems dead these days
User :   I am fit and I gym
User :   I cant concentrate at all these days
User :   Is it all due to my Mom's health
User :   What do you think?
Doctor :   Is there something else thats on your mind that is bothering you
Doctor :   like work or related things.
User :   I will be going away for 6 months - abroad
User :   IN fact, I am now waiting to go!
Doctor :   ok.
User :   Earlier, I was a little sad to leave my parents alone
User :   Now, I just want to run away
Doctor :   do you like that or has it become more of a Burden to you
User :   I want to see my parents happy doctor... I dont know what to do
User :   I am a working professional.. who is doing quite well for herself
User :   I am career oriented and have no plans of getting married etc
Doctor :   What has been the cause for the sadness did you try to find out
User :   When I saw my parents after a long time this June - I found that they have become old, sadder and lonely
Doctor :   Why do you not get them to stay with you?
User :   One reason is that I dont live with them anymore.. But we have all agreed to that situation
Doctor :   That might just change the Senario
User :   Doctor, they are here since June.. Living with me
Doctor :   ok
User :   But nothing has changed since June... despite the vacation
Doctor :   the best relief of depression symptoms by combining medications and psychotherapy.
User :   It only added to the problem - since my Mom got a fracture
Doctor :   I could refer you to one Psychiatrist who would be able to help you in that regard.
User :   I see...
User :   My dad will never go to a therapist. He is sad and old but very stubborn
User :   I could go
Doctor :   You need to take him along with you saying that you are the patient and not him
User :   Hmm.. Thats an idea
Doctor :   And you will have to meet Dr. XXXXXXXX there.
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done while I type the information you needed.
User :   So is this a long therapy ?
Doctor :   No it will require a detailed session with the Doctor and he will be questioning your and that
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Doctor :   then based on their Findings you can get the
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Your feedback form Might have popped up on your Screen
User :   Hello?
Doctor :   so once you have fileld it you can continue your chat
Doctor :   Yes i am getting your messages
Doctor :   please proceed
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