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Depression and mental health problem

Hi,I am 21 years old. i have affected some mental problem lik unable to sleep.difficult to remembering all.carelessness.i cnt able to undrstnd quickly wht other sayng infornt of othes.difficult 2 take decision.plz kindly give a proper solution with phone number & address.
Asked On : Fri, 11 Feb 2011
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Complaints You Mentioned Above Include
[1] Sleeplessness (Unable To Sleep)
[2] Forgetfulness (Difficult To Remembering All)
[3] Decreased Concentration (I Cnt Able To Undrstnd Quickly Wht Other Sayng Infornt Of Othes)
[4] Decreased Attention (Carelessness)
[5] Indecisiveness (Difficult 2 Take Decision)

Well, All These Can Be Early Manifestation Of Depression Or Acute Anxiety Or Something Else. But I Am Not Sure As You Have Not Mentioned All The Prime Criteria Laid In Diagnostic Manuals For Labelling A Person To Be Suffering From A Particular Psychiatric Illness. For Your Self Evaluation You Should Know The Diagnostic Criteria Of Depression (DSM IV) …..

Criteria For Major Depressive Episode

[A] 5 Or More Of The Following Symptoms For At Least 2-week Period; At Least 1 Of The Symptoms Is
Either Depressed Mood Or Loss Of Interest Or Pleasure.
(1) Depressed Mood , Feels Sad Or Empty, Appears Tearful As Reported By Other
(2) Markedly Diminished Interest Or Pleasure
(3) Significant Weight Loss Or Weight Gain
(4) Insomnia Or Hypersomnia
(5) Psychomotor Agitation Or Retardation
(6) Fatigue
(7) Feelings Of Worthlessness Or Guilt
(8) Diminished Ability To Think Or Concentrate, Or Indecisiveness
(9) Recurrent Thoughts Of Death , Suicidal Ideation

[B] Exclude Mixed Episode
[C] Significant Distress Or Impairment In Social, Occupational Functioning
[D] Exclude A Drug Of Abuse, A Medication Or A General Medical Condition
[E] Exclude Bereavement

After Going Through The Above Criterion, If You Think The Most Of The Symptoms Mentioned ,Are Your Own, You Need An Early Evaluation By A Mental Health Expert In Your Locale & Proper Treatment With An Antidepressant…
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Answered: Thu, 2 Feb 2012
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  User's Response
Hello Sabena.

Before you think about a solution, it will be helpful if you can find out exactly why you are experiencing all these symptoms. These could be symptoms of a depressive disorder or a few other possibilities. Please consult a mental health professional (Psychiatrist, Psychologist) or even your physician. It is important to know if these symptoms are due to factors you can take care of with the help of therapy or medicines.

I am afraid we can not provide you with any contact information on this website. But I hope you can find a doctor in you area and get your symptoms evaluated.

Write back to us if you need more information.

Best Regards

Abhijeet Deshmukh, MD
Answered: Fri, 11 Feb 2011
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Psychiatrist Dr. Amar A Rathi's  Response
Hi Sabena,
Welcome to

What symptoms described above is definitely indicates that u r on the way of having mental health problem (as duration of symptoms not described so cant be commented on diagnosis)

If u having only these problems and no any other medical illness then this problem can be tackled easily.Chances of complete cure will increase if u consult with doctor for this problem earliest.

By means of Medicine,counseling and if required psychotherapy this problem can be tackled.
To know what exactly u have been suffering to know what treatment plan will be, pls visit to nearest Psychiatrist in person (As detailed in person history required)

Phone no. and address u can search easily online in using Ur search machine.
Answered: Thu, 2 Feb 2012
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