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Symptoms and treatment for depression - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi With due respect I inform you that my father having psychological disorder from past one and half year. He is going through psychological treatment. Most of the time he is depressed and he don't show any enthusiasm in other activities. Will i send you his past medical reports and other details? Please reply and consult your advice.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi..i am from kolkata
Doctor :   You do not need to send any documents.
Doctor :   We are online MDs
User :   okk.
Doctor :   Please discuss the situations , I will help you
User :   are you psychiatrist?
User :   thanks
Doctor :   I am a General Physician, I believe I can help
you within my expertise and If required I
shall recommend a specialist.]'
User :   thanks for your advice..well..on june 2009 i went to USA for my office work..
Doctor :   I come to know that your father is depressed
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Go ahead...
User :   yes..i'm telling you how it happened
User :   after my arrival in US an air france plane was creashed in Atlantic..
User :   sorry..crashed
User :   seeing that in TV he was shocked very much..
User :   at the same time my grandfather died suddenly..
Doctor :   ok
User :   also my father has been transferred in his job...
User :   for all these incidents he stopped talking with people...and stopped going to office for 1 month..
User :   meanwhile we consulted with a neuropsychiatrist..
User :   and he gave some medicines..
Doctor :   ok
User :   after 1 month he joined office..and slowly he started life normally...
User :   but at middle of 2010 again he was getting very depressed..
User :   always restlessness
User :   in October 2010 he was retired from his job..
Doctor :   ok
User :   at that time he is getting very sleepy, swollen face, broken voice...these are all symptoms he had..
User :   after his retirement in Dec 2010 we took advice from a clinical psychiatrist..
User :   the doc told us that he was going under wrong treatment ..
User :   the first doc gave him some high dosed medicine which actually affect his nerves...
Doctor :   ok
User :   then he slowly decreased the doses of previous medicines and started his treatment..
Doctor :   ok
User :   by the time now...he is much more better than last year...
Doctor :   ok
User :   but the problem is in every moring after waking from bed he is getting feared onlife...
User :   he is saying phrases like that " what will happen to me"..."i'm not getting confidence as earlier"
Doctor :   ok
User :   this continue till 10 or 11o clock...
Doctor :   ok
User :   then he slowly starts to continue his work, doing marketing..going 2 bank etc..
User :   but this morning things are not improving...
User :   also he dont have any interest in other peoples work..
User :   or talking with other people...
User :   whereas he was a very jolly person in nature..
User :   do you have any idea on this morning trauma?
Doctor :   please hold
User :   sure
Doctor :   you dad is severely depressed
Doctor :   I am sorry
User :   it's ok..
Doctor :   He has severe depression
Doctor :   there is great trauma behind it
Doctor :   what we can do now is the issues?
User :   yes..
Doctor :   Management spins around different aspects
User :   i don't understand why in morning he is sufering so much..
Doctor :   Number 1. Proper Medicine
User :   ok
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Morning is Horrible Horrible for depressed people
Doctor :   It is not just for ur dad
Doctor :   it is the feature of The depression
Doctor :   he needs to be good medicines
Doctor :   I know what medicines he needs to be on
Doctor :   many of the times they are mix of medications
Doctor :   they need good sleep
Doctor :   I hope you will get the ful benefit of this medication part from thye Psychiatrist
Doctor :   If you want I can help if you write the names
Doctor :   Second part of management: User :   which names u r talikg about?
Doctor :   Do you follow me?..
User :   please explain
User :   yeah...of course
Doctor :   I am not naming any medicines now
Doctor :   I am asking you what medicines he is on
Doctor :   if you want I can review and tell my opinion
User :   of course..i can share you the medicine names which he is taking at present..
Doctor :   May the list is huge'
Doctor :   How many he is taking?
User :   but right now i'm in office...prescription is in my home...
User :   no..not huge...
User :   he is taking only 3-4 medicines at present
Doctor :   go ahead..
User :   but i can't remember the medicine name and dose right now...
User :   can i share it with you at later sometimes?
Doctor :   Sure
Doctor :   Management with medicines is the key part
Doctor :   next is other things
Doctor :   Family needs to be very understanding and cooperative.
Doctor :   provide what he likes
User :   okk...when will u be available online?
Doctor :   1-9 PM
Doctor :   except Friday
User :   ok
Doctor :  
If he was interested in watching movies, arrange TV with VCR , with movies
Doctor :   If he likes sweets, daily get him sweets
User :   yes..he was very much fond of movies, theatres...
User :   but now a days he dont watch any movies
Doctor :   so you arrange what he likes
Doctor :   i know
Doctor :   but he will try
Doctor :   there is decreased interest
Doctor :   decreases desire
Doctor :   decreasesd energry
User :   ok
Doctor :   some times we have to arrange
User :   but fliking for sweets has increased compared to past times..
Doctor :   atleast some part of it they will enjoy
Doctor :   DId I help with your issues
Doctor :   Do you have any other Querries
User :   so i will contact you tomorrow in live chat and share the medicine names...
Doctor :   yes
User :   yes..of course you helped
Doctor :   write down brand name on left and generic name on right
User :   where r u from?
User :   okk....i will write down the medicine names as you said..
Doctor :   write the dose also
User :   ok
Doctor :   See you tomorrow
Doctor :   bye
Doctor :   take care
User :   okk..bye...
User :   thanks
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Thank you
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