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Suggest treatment for severe depression

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Dr. Ashok Kumar

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Practicing since :2000

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Posted on Tue, 7 Mar 2017 in Relationship
Question: I have been depressed and I need a job were I can save toward retirement. But I need help with low self esteem.
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Have you used any antidepressant

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX
Thanks for using healthcare magic.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

As I can see you have low self esteem and tried therapy but with poor response. In case the therapy is ineffective the next best course of action lies with antidepressants.

I like to inform you that low esteem is well recognised symptom of depression and it is rightly possible that with treatment you can gain the required self esteem and energy to work/find a job and save for future.

Before I guide you conclusively I request you to provide following information
1. How long you are suffering with depression
2. How it was started
3. What are the symptoms which suggest you possibility of depression
4. Do you have similar incidents in past
5. Do you have any stressor
6. What you tried till date
7. What was the response of treatment
8. Do you have family history of depression
9. If yes what makes them better- therapy or medication?

I hope this answers you.
If you have more questions feel free to write back to me.
Thanks again.
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