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Depressed and started behaving abnormally. Is this an ocd or bipolar disorder?

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my wife is 42 years old she looks depressed on some issue and not forgetting one of my mistake which i have committed but she is quite unpardonable and i even sevral times apologised she agreed but after some time she again racked up the issue n says iam not able to forget. she is asking same painfull questions related to the mistake again and again for the last two months now she looses her temper very soon and cries looks low in confidence ,self esteem n has insecurity feeling also low in energy gets late night sleep ,no intrest in household work ,she house wife n ofen quarrels with son on minor issues such as study,computer games etc.iam really in a fix what to do now she does not wants go to the doctor. but i believe she needs the docs help (is it ocd or bipolar disorder .please suggest some clinical drugs or yoga or any other...
Posted Sun, 24 Mar 2013 in Mental Health
Answered by Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty 2 hours later

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Depression is a possibility in patients presenting with such symptoms.

Some times patients with depression may not present with the classical features of depression. They have features such as negative views and attitude about others. They may also present with irritability. Some of the symptoms you explained (like low self esteem, low energy, lack of interest in house hold work etc) are suggestive of depression. Patients with depression are not happy about any thing in life. They have a feeling that they can not do any thing right. They cannot laugh whole heatedly.

Depression occurs because of imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain.

Thyroid function test should be done in your wife after proper examination. Antidepressants are normally prescribed in cases of depression by the psychiatrist.

Life style changes add to antidepressants and help in the treatment of depression.
They include regular exercise, increased motivation, yoga, breathing exercise, etc.

Depression is the leading cause of suicide. So no delay must be done in getting psychiatric help.

Hope this helps.
Take care.

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Follow-up: Depressed and started behaving abnormally. Is this an ocd or bipolar disorder? 26 hours later
thanks for your suggestion but i feel that your answer is not conclusive what is the line of action i should or clinical theraphy
Answered by Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty 3 minutes later

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Go for clinical therapy. Yoga and other life style changes like regular exercise, increased motivation, breathing exercise, etc are complementary in nature.

Hope this helps.
Take care
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