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Feeling very tired, do not have motivation to do anything. What can I do to have more energy?

Hi, recently I have been feeling very tired and do not have motivation to do anything. I am a full time college student with a lot on my plate. I seem to be getting enough sleep, but I still wake up tired and am exhausted by the time I go to bed. I don't feel depressed, although Im not extremely happy- my grandfather recently passed. What can I do to have more energy and motivation??
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Unexplained tiredness, fatigue and a lack of motivation can be indicative of depression. Sometimes, depression can manifest with predominantly physical or somatic symptoms, with only minimal psychological symptoms. Certain medical problems like hypothyroidism, anemia, vitamin deficiencies, etc. can also present with tiredness and fatique.

I would advise you to see a doctor for a detailed evaluation in order to ascertain a likely cause for your symptoms. further treatment has to be planned according to the cause identified.

You also seem to be in the midst of a stressful time - with the pressure of college, the recent passing away of your grandfather, etc. So, I would suggest that you try some destressors to try and take off the pressure. You can try relaxation techniques or talking to someone close to you to offload your burdens. Activity sheduling and planning can also help in regaining your motivation. If you feel that you are finding it difficult to cope or handle things, please don't hesitate to seek professional help.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Psychologist Dr. K. V. Anand's  Response
Dec 2015
Eat a well balanced diet first which can give you more energy.
Once energy is available you cannot sit idle.
Body will ask you to work, in turn body gets exercise
inturn cells get more oxygen nd they start function well
Inturn they need more food and energy
an you start eating more nutritious food.
See the cycle?
Consult a physician if this is not working.
He will advice you what tests are to be done.
Wish success
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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