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Suggest Treatment For Symptoms Of Depression

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Posted on Mon, 17 Oct 2016
Question: Respected DOCTOR,
i am an engineering student (25 years). I was a fun loving, adventurous and exciting friendly person. Apparently i had a break up last March and been suffering a depression. Since then i have been changing and becoming very shy and introvert. I am becoming afraid will this depression affect my life and career.
Please suggest me with any tips

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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Consultation

Detailed Answer:
Hello, and thanks for your question.

Depression is a very distressing illness, but there are excellent treatments for it. I would speak to a doctor to prescribe an SSRI antidepressant such as sertraline or escitalopram. This can take a few weeks to begin working, but is very effective for depression. An alternative would be to begin weekly psychotherapy with a therapist. This is equally as effective as medication and can begin to work immediately. With one or both of these methods, you will feel better.

Please remember to rate and close this answer thread when you are finished and satisfied.

In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly at my private web address below. After you ask a direct question, it would be my pleasure to be your dedicated personal physician on this website. My name is Dr. Sheppe, and I am an XXXXXXX doctor working in New York City at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, ranked #1 for Psychiatry in the United States (tinyurl.com/psyrank). For a personalized comprehensive evaluation, treatment recommendations, and individual therapy, ask me at HealthCareMagic at this private web address: tinyurl.com/DrSheppeAnswers
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Follow up: Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (8 hours later)
thank YOu Doctor for the reply. However is there any thing else that can be done other than starting medication . plus how can change myself from being an introvert
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Followup

Detailed Answer:
As I said above, an alternative would be to begin weekly psychotherapy with a therapist. This is equally as effective as medication and can begin to work immediately. Through psychotherapy you speak with a therapist about your feelings and concerns and can understand better why you are feeling more introverted. This may or may not change but at least you can better understand it.

Please remember to rate and close this answer thread when you are finished and satisfied.

In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly at my private web address below. After you ask a direct question, it would be my pleasure to be your dedicated personal physician on this website. My name is Dr. Sheppe, and I am an XXXXXXX doctor working in New York City at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, ranked #1 for Psychiatry in the United States (tinyurl.com/psyrank). For a personalized comprehensive evaluation, treatment recommendations, and individual therapy, ask me at HealthCareMagic at this private web address: tinyurl.com/DrSheppeAnswers
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Suggest Treatment For Symptoms Of Depression

Brief Answer: Consultation Detailed Answer: Hello, and thanks for your question. Depression is a very distressing illness, but there are excellent treatments for it. I would speak to a doctor to prescribe an SSRI antidepressant such as sertraline or escitalopram. This can take a few weeks to begin working, but is very effective for depression. An alternative would be to begin weekly psychotherapy with a therapist. This is equally as effective as medication and can begin to work immediately. With one or both of these methods, you will feel better. Please remember to rate and close this answer thread when you are finished and satisfied. In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly at my private web address below. After you ask a direct question, it would be my pleasure to be your dedicated personal physician on this website. My name is Dr. Sheppe, and I am an XXXXXXX doctor working in New York City at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, ranked #1 for Psychiatry in the United States (tinyurl.com/psyrank). For a personalized comprehensive evaluation, treatment recommendations, and individual therapy, ask me at HealthCareMagic at this private web address: tinyurl.com/DrSheppeAnswers