Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

147 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Suggest treatment for cognitive deficits related to depression

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Chintan Solanki

Psychiatrist

Practicing since :2007

Answered : 2406 Questions

default
Posted on Mon, 26 Oct 2015 in Mental Health
Question: I have been told that I have cognitive deficits related to depression. Is there anything I can do?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Chintan Solanki 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
yes you can do many tings

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

In general cognitive deficits related to depression improved with treatment of depression. When depression and its treatment are chronic cognition is more affected.

Apart from medicines you need to maintain healthy lifestyle. This includes regular daily exercise (walking or running), hygienic food habits ( no junk food, no fatty food, preferably only home-made food with law salt and fat with more fruits and vegetables) and timely scheduled sleep. Yoga- meditation can also help.This will help in improvement as well as prevent any worsening of cognition related problem.

You can do cognitive exercises like solving puzzles or playing chess. In short the activities in which you have to think actively and logically.

Note: You are on saphris and latuda and both are anti psychotic medicines and used in schizophrenia. In schizophrenia cognition is more impaired than in depression so regular medicines and the approach I mentioned should be life long.

Hope I have answered your query, I will be happy to help further.

Regards

Dr.Chintan Solanki.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Chintan Solanki 3 hours later
Thank-you. Can you suggest any other medication?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Chintan Solanki 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
as such no evidence based medicine for the same

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for follow up.

There is no evidence based clinically proven cognitive enhancer medicine. As such the disorder which is responsible for cognitive impairment should be treated first.

Piracetam (neutropil) is one drug used for this purpose but effect is really questionable.

The best approach is healthy diet and if needed multivitamin and mineral supplements are taken.

If you have symptoms of your psychiatric problem which are not improving with current medicines you are taking let me know so I can comment on treatment aspect.

Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Chintan Solanki 11 hours later
Thank-you.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Chintan Solanki 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Welcome

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

You are welcome.

If no further query, you can close the discussion and if feasible give your feedback and rating so I can improve my service. In future you can contact me directly on this site when you wish with this link:
http://bit.ly/drchintansolanki
by clicking on 'Ask me a question' on same page.

Wish you good health and take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Drug/Medication ,   ,  
Treatment/Therapy

Recent questions on  Cognitive impairment

doctor1 MD

what are the systems of Alzheimer s ?

doctor1 MD

Can moderate cognitive impairment be treated and if so what can be done

doctor1 MD

What is Picks disease, what are the symptoms and is there a cure?

doctor1 MD

I was just at a soccer game, and I am a goalie. I left my gloves at home, so I borrowed someone else s. They told me that they just cleaned them. I put them on and played, but I realized almost immediately that the gloves had a pungent smell of bleach, I was breathing it in during the match. Could that cause any cognitive impairment, or respiratory problems?

doctor1 MD

Hello, I am an RN with some unfortunate diagnostic information. eg..microvascular encephalopathy,minimal. COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT, PRIMARY, CONSISTENT WITH DEPRESSION. aN OCTREOSCAN REVEALED A BRAIN STEM TUMOR, ADENOMA VS CA. hOWEVER, THE SUBSEQUENT MRI DI NOT SHOW EVIDENCE OF THE TUMOR. i CAN NOT REMBER IF CONTRAST WAS USED. i HAVE NUMEROUS t2 HYPERDENSITIES IN THE WHITE MATTER, PROBABLE SMALL VESSEL ISCHEMIC DISEASE VS A DEMYELINATING PROCESS. tHE csf DID NOT REVEAL OLIGODENDRICYTES. i HAVE b12 DEFICIENCY WITH HIGH LEVELS OF METHYL MALONIC ACID.

doctor1 MD

I am feeling lethargic with cognitive impairment, tiredness lack of motivation. I feel that I have had an underlying virus or flu since 4.5 months ago. Blood tests check out okay for viruses. Blood test okay. Diagnosed with depression 18mths ago. Now taking 60mg per day of citalopram + 20mg propanolol twice daily. I have felt very well for period of time whilst on this medication but haven't really been 100% since depression diagnosis. Struggling at the moment.