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Query about quitting food during depression - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   is there any kind of mental problem or depression problem in which a person stops eating??? if yes then whats the solution for it
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Yes, there are few psychiatric conditions wherein people do not eat
Doctor :   but they do present with many other symptoms like behavioral abnormalities
User :   whats the remedy for it
Doctor :   first i advice you to confirm whether the person really has psychiatric illness
User :   cant say, it appears so
Doctor :   For that i may need to know whether there are any behavioral abnormalities
Doctor :   Is the person confused , does any abnormal things , talks meaning less or appears depressed
User :   he is not having good mood and do not respond to anything said
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   May i know what might be the cause of lack of mood ?
User :   cant say but might be frustation
Doctor :   ok, i think he is in depression,
Doctor :   well once when the cause of his depression is removed he will be able to eat well , but i now can advise you a appetizer so that he feels hungry and try to eat
Doctor :   SYP MANNOL 10 ml three times a day will improve his apatite
User :   kindly tell me a medicine for immediate help
Doctor :   but he has to get out of his depression to come to normal on permanent stay
Doctor :   get him consulted by a Psychiatrist to take care of his mood drop / depression
User :   can you suggest me any medicine to relieve depression
Doctor :   I am sorry , I still do not know the exact cause of his mood drop
Doctor :   this needs a detailed interaction with him and understand his psychology and his problems
Doctor :   only then medicine can be advised
Doctor :   and its unethical for me too to advise medicine online without examining the person
User :   he has not eaten for long time, this has caused pain in his stomach what should be done to relieve the pain
Doctor :   ok, i think he is having acid peptic disease, for that let him take Syp MUCAIN three time 2 tea spoons
Doctor :   this will relieve him of his pain
Doctor :   Syp MUCAIN to be taken before food
User :   after not eating for long time what liquid diet should be given
Doctor :   better start with fruit juices ,
Doctor :   avoid hard foods and non vegetarian foods
User :   is syp mucain is readily available every where if not tell me alternative for that and which fruit juice will be best for him
Doctor :   yes, it is available in India
Doctor :   you can give any fruit juices with sugar just avoid pineapple
User :   well it might not be possible to prescribe total cure of depression online but you can tell me any mild medicine to give early relief from depression
Doctor :   I am sorry , as i said i am still not confirmed about his diagnosis
Doctor :   even if i advise you will not be given by the pharmacist without prescription by a specialist
User :   is syp muracin fit for relieving pain caused due to not eating for long, does it have anyside effects
Doctor :   yes, it is helpful and its free from undesired side effects
Doctor :   Are you there ?
User :   can you suggest me any name of doctor in gwalior who can help me out
Doctor :   yes, please give me a minute
Doctor :   He is a psychiatrist
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