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What is the treatment for feeling depression like symptoms? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 25-Mar-2014
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User:from quite a few days
User:i am feeling dull and sad
User:i am afraid these might be symptoms of 'depression'
Doctor:what happened??
Doctor:few days symptoms do not lead to depression
Doctor:it must be present for atleast 2 weeks
User:in fact months
User:I am loosing my concentration easily
User:can't focus
Doctor:sorry about that
User:i am getting distracted easily
Doctor:what is your age?
User:It is just i feel like to do nothing
User:25 years
User:i don't have any other health issues
Doctor:please tell me in detail about the problem
User:I am kind of moody since my childhood
User:sometimes i will be very friendly, out going, easily can get along with people
User:but sometimes i just switch off
Doctor:is this problem present since your childhood?
User:but just sometimes i get moody
User:after sometime
User:i get back to my happy and outgoing mood
User:it is not like i am so silent and all
User:i am very jovial and witty
User:i make people laugh and my friends see me as a enjoyable company
User:1 yr back i came out of complicated relationship with a girl
User:i felt suffocated for 2 years during that relationship
User:it is like one moment u are happy and next moment it is miserable
Doctor:I understand
User:but i felt relieved when it was over
User:but from last few months
User:nothing excites me
User:i am kind of putting fake smile on face and pretend that i am happy
User:i am actually very good at work
User:fast and efficient
Doctor:your problem is simple
Doctor:you seem to be bored and nothing excites you
Doctor:I suggest you to take up a new project at work
Doctor:join a new hobby class
Doctor:put your mind to work more often
Doctor:you will get rid of this soon
Doctor:You do not need medical treatment at this stage
Doctor:Start doing something new
User:Actually i dream of becoming a filmmaker
User:but i am afraid of failure
User:and i am terrible at confronting something
User:taking big decisions and emotional confrontations
User:i would like to avoid that as much as possible
User:i am just unhappy now
User:neither job excites me
User:nor personal life
Doctor:why dont u persue higher studies?
User:again fear of failure...i am middle class guy.....i gotta take loan and do higher studies...anyways i am not even sure that i would love that higher studies anymore....
Doctor:all right
Doctor:find a new project as i said
Doctor:that might excite you
User:will try that
User:so, it is not depression or something rt
Doctor:very unlikely
Doctor:if your symptoms worsen and continue for long time, then we can think of depression
Doctor:not at this stage
User:good to know
Doctor:it is nothing serious
Doctor:nothing like depression as well
Doctor:Don't worry
Doctor:you seem to be fine and healthy
User:how to correct this indecisiveness behavior and confrontation issue
Doctor:do not think of depression now
Doctor:indecisiveness behavior - take up more challenges in life
Doctor:soon you will overcome this
Doctor:confrontation issue - many people do not like this
Doctor:you dont have to face it
Doctor:Even I do not like confronting
Doctor:so, it perfectly normal
Doctor:Do nothing about it
User:are these mood swings okay?
Doctor:they are absolutely normal
User:can you suggest me how to increase my concentration levels
Doctor:engage in brain activities
Doctor:like solving puzzles
Doctor:playing suduko
Doctor:play difficult games
User:i can get over these unhappy situation rt?
Doctor:You can
User:hmm..Thanks for assuring
Doctor:be rest assured that you would be fine soon
Doctor:think positive
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