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Feeling sad and lost interest in daily activities. What could it be? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 05-Dec-2013
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Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 106 Questions
Doctor:good morning
User:good morning
Doctor:hi XXXXXXX
User:Doctor , I want to know if I am undergoing some sort of depression
Doctor:please brief me a bit more about the problem
User:I do feel the following symptoms mentioned below.
User:Feelings of sadness or unhappiness ▪ Feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. ▪ Loss of interest in daily activities. ▪ Appetite or weight changes. ▪ Sleep changes. ▪ Anger or irritability or frustration, even over small matters ▪ Loss of energy. ▪ Self-loathing. ▪ Concentration problems. ▪ Unexplained aches and pains. ▪ Can’t control negative thoughts, no matter how much I try
Doctor:do you have all of these?
User:some at some times
Doctor:You need evaluation by a Psychiatrist
Doctor:seems like it is depression
Doctor:A few counseling sessions along with medications will help you
Doctor:do not worry
Doctor:It would be there only short term
Doctor:You could request for a cousellor call from your dashboard where in you can speak to a psychiatrist directly
Doctor:this would be better option
Doctor:A psychiatrist can speak to you over phone
Doctor:please raise a request for the same from your dashboard
User:sure doctor, thank for ur time
Doctor:I am sure you would benefit from it
Doctor:my pleasure
Doctor:get well soon
Doctor:Good day ahead
User:thank you
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