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Suggest Treatment For Prolonged Depression

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Posted on Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Question: Sir my name is XXXXXXX gupta age 29 years old unmarried , my salary is 20 thousand , i am in depression from last 12-15 years due to short height 5 feet 2 inch . i have joind company as electrical engineer at 2012 but they demoted me as data entry operator after 2years . my big problem is that i am good at home but when i go outside home i feel very tense , i think al people looking at home , unable to chillout with friends , socially zero , i feel very tense when i go outside home , in office my face feel very stretched all the day and i am not able to laugh and no gossiping with friends , i shown myself in pgi XXXXXXX at 2.5 month ago they give me seratiline diaxid 50 mg on tablet per day but after 1 month they increase dose to 100 mg i feel normal at starting but no effect now . i feel like life is heavy burden on me , my big problem is that i am not able to laugh and tel my emotions to freinds and i feel very tense
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Answered by Dr. Ashish Mittal (24 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Depression is treatable

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX
Thanks for your query.

I appreciate your efforts for medical consultation in so much distress.

Depression occurs due to neurotransmitters imbalance in brain most commonly involving serotonin neurotransmitter.

In drug treatment most commonly SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors like Daxid) are used. SSRI takes around 3-4 weeks to show its effect.

All these process is complex. I have just simplified it to make you understand it. To follow treatment you need to meet some nearby psychiatrist personally. Medicines are also prescription medicines.

Daxid contain Sertraline. It is good medicine for depression and anxiety. If response is poor with 100mg (which is common with many cases), then its doses should be increased. It can be increased upto 200mg per day (50mg can be increased per week). For that you should request your psychiatrist.

Apart from above advice following simple measures will help you:
-Decrease worrying by keeping yourself busy and distracted from worrisome thoughts by talking to family members or watching T.V. or counting back (100 to 0).
-Do not any guilt as your symptoms (or behavior) due to OCD problem.
-Healthy diet: Milk and fruits in diet.
-Daily morning walk, Breathing exercise and yoga (which you can learn from some expert in person)
-Avoid any addiction (if present).

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Wish you good health.
Regards,
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Suggest Treatment For Prolonged Depression

Brief Answer: Depression is treatable Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX Thanks for your query. I appreciate your efforts for medical consultation in so much distress. Depression occurs due to neurotransmitters imbalance in brain most commonly involving serotonin neurotransmitter. In drug treatment most commonly SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors like Daxid) are used. SSRI takes around 3-4 weeks to show its effect. All these process is complex. I have just simplified it to make you understand it. To follow treatment you need to meet some nearby psychiatrist personally. Medicines are also prescription medicines. Daxid contain Sertraline. It is good medicine for depression and anxiety. If response is poor with 100mg (which is common with many cases), then its doses should be increased. It can be increased upto 200mg per day (50mg can be increased per week). For that you should request your psychiatrist. Apart from above advice following simple measures will help you: -Decrease worrying by keeping yourself busy and distracted from worrisome thoughts by talking to family members or watching T.V. or counting back (100 to 0). -Do not any guilt as your symptoms (or behavior) due to OCD problem. -Healthy diet: Milk and fruits in diet. -Daily morning walk, Breathing exercise and yoga (which you can learn from some expert in person) -Avoid any addiction (if present). I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you. Wish you good health. Regards,