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Suggest treatment for depression in a person undergoing menopause

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: My mom is 53 year old. She had her menopause before 3 years. U can't satisfy her with anything. She always complains about what she Dont have rather being happy with what she has. The things she complains is, she want our relatives be nice to her. They Dont want us, but she still go for them. She cries over those relatives not caring for her. She simply start fight over things happens before years and when she was newly married. She doesn't give a peace of mind to anyone. Does she need a psychiatrist???
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Answered by Dr. Srikanth Reddy (54 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes she needs a psychiatrist

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.
I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.
From what you have stated it is quite clear that she is e having a depressive episode. Depression can occur with regular stress and it can also occur biologically without any stress as well. She will need proper treatment for the same. There are various effective therapies for depression like fluoxetine, venlafaxine, bupropion, mirtazapine or escitalopram and they are all very effective and mostly safe. She may also require some benzodiazepines like clonazepam or lorazepam for a short period like 2-3 weeks to reduce the anxiety and help with her sleep.
If she is averse to the drug therapies then there is also an option of cognitive behavioural therapy. This therapy is taken by either a psychologist or a psychiatrist in which the therapist identifies impaired cognitions (Thoughts) and try to correct them. They are 15-20 min weekly session and there should be around 8-10 sessions to help her with her illness.

Hope I am able to answer your concerns.
If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you.
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Wish you good health,
Kind regards
Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Srikanth Reddy (8 minutes later)
My parents are staying in village near XXXXXXX Can u refer any good psychiatrist in Tumkur? If not we can bring her to XXXXXXX also. Pls suggest,
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Answered by Dr. Srikanth Reddy (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Dr. XXXXXXX

Detailed Answer:
Hello
You may contact
Dr. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
C/O Spoorthi Speciality Clinic, 1st Floor, XXXXXXX Arcade, Near Siddeshwara Convention Hall, Sit , XXXXXXX

If still you have doubts in future you may contact me at

bit.ly/dr-srikanth-reddy

Kind regards
Dr. Srikanth Reddy
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Brief Answer: Yes she needs a psychiatrist Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query. I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through. From what you have stated it is quite clear that she is e having a depressive episode. Depression can occur with regular stress and it can also occur biologically without any stress as well. She will need proper treatment for the same. There are various effective therapies for depression like fluoxetine, venlafaxine, bupropion, mirtazapine or escitalopram and they are all very effective and mostly safe. She may also require some benzodiazepines like clonazepam or lorazepam for a short period like 2-3 weeks to reduce the anxiety and help with her sleep. If she is averse to the drug therapies then there is also an option of cognitive behavioural therapy. This therapy is taken by either a psychologist or a psychiatrist in which the therapist identifies impaired cognitions (Thoughts) and try to correct them. They are 15-20 min weekly session and there should be around 8-10 sessions to help her with her illness. Hope I am able to answer your concerns. If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you. If not, you may close the discussion and if possible you may rate the answer for me, so that I get a good feedback. In future if you wish to contact me directly, you can use the below mentioned link: bit.ly/dr-srikanth-reddy Wish you good health, Kind regards Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.