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Can anyone help on my uncles depression ?

My uncle is now 40 years old. For past 3 years he is separated from his wife, due to their family fights. They have tow kids boy and a girl. During this 3 years my uncle use to think a lot of their separation. Now during night he never use to sleep, instead he used to murmur or sometimes he starts quarreling with the family members. Kindly help on his depression .
Asked On : Thu, 10 Feb 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
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As per history your uncle seems to be suffering from depressive illeness.
Only medical therapy by a psychiatrist may not be much useful. With that there should be relaxation exercises, getting busy with activities one enjoys, involement of social activities and with relatives may help.
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Psychiatrist Dr. B Raghavendra's  Response

Insomnia/lack of sleep could be due to many your uncle's case obviously the stress of separation seems to the most likely cause. But lack of sleep and murmuring do not by themselves amount to the label of depression, for which there must be other associated symptoms. Also we have many other labels like adjustment disorder etc etc which may present with same symptoms. Fixing a label, finding an appropriate help (either with medicine or talking therapy and other social activities as mentioned above by my colleagues) can be best done only after a thorough assessment. Please do consult a psychiatrist.

Good Luck to both of you.

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