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Psychotherapy and drugs to treat depressed violent patients - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Hi
User :   Good Morning
Doctor :   Good morning
User :   I have a sis .she has been treted for depression ..
User :   have been taking medicine for almost 5 years now..
User :   her reactions changes almost everyday..she has been bit violent for the last 1 year..
User :   she is not doing much physical activity though..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Also the medicines are taking toll on her shee keeps sleeping..
Doctor :   Thats right
User :   Is there a possibility to discountinue medicines and go for any activity based workshops
User :   Do we have any such thing in Bangalore
Doctor :   Once the patient is on medications of anti depressants
Doctor :   she should continue them
Doctor :   and adding on to them should be the psychotherapy and counselling
Doctor :   Which help her
User : there no way to come out of medicines
User :   it keeps changing her nature altogether if she uses it..
Doctor :   The psychotherapy and drug therapy go hand in hand
Doctor :   If she improves the dosage is reduced
Doctor :   and now there are new anti depressants which have lesser sideeffects
Doctor :   you can ask the doctor for that
User :   ok sure..
Doctor :   take sometime
Doctor :   to be there with the doctor
Doctor :   write all your doubts on a paper
Doctor :   observing her for few days
User :   OK
Doctor :   note them and put them infront to answer for th edoctor
User :   sure
Doctor :   the family support is the most important thing that can be given to a depressant patient
Doctor :   So make sure that she get the best possible life
Doctor :   with all these
User :   yes ..we have been travelling a lot..with her
User :   every few she will say this place is not good..and things like that
User :   months**
Doctor :   Ok
User :   they have advised to take the medicines ,,,,even to make her take those medicines is difficult..
Doctor :   Hmmm..
User :   Most confusing part is that ..she was the school topper till her 10th after that only ..she got in to medicines ,,
User :   then on the path was the most tough for the parents...
Doctor :   But with this is withdrawl from medicines is not a wise decision
Doctor :   So think
User :   wat are the options you suggest ..
User :   we already are consulting a Psychiatrist
Doctor :   Psychotherapy and Drugs
Doctor :   with family support
Doctor :   all should be included
User :   ok..
User :   Thanks
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