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Depression, lack of concentration, fatigue, sleeplessness post low scores in exams. How can I overcome?

sir, i am engg student.I got 67% in 5th sem,which i very less to me, i am depressed mildly,i am unable to concentrate when sir is doing lesson,i feel fatigue ,changein sleep patterns,i am depressed from one month
Asked On : Fri, 23 Mar 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dear Sir

If you are not having other physical complaint then the cluster of symptoms you are having is compatible for a depressive episode, if it occurring daily for most of the time. I have no idea about about your previous academic performance but if it is deteriorating than it is better to consult psychiatrist as you are in a stage of carrier development and optimum functioning is very much required at this stage.
I guess you require medication as your sleep, concentration, loss of energy may create problem for you.Psychological treatment are also available in form of Cognitive behavior therapy.
Some tips that may be helpful are- Cultivate supportive relationships(Turn to trusted friends and family members,Try to keep up with social activities even if you don’t feel like it), Challenge negative thinking (Think outside yourself,Allow yourself to be less than perfect,Socialize with positive people,Keep a “negative thought log"), Take care of yourself (Aim for 8 hours of sleep,Expose yourself to a little sunlight every day,Keep stress in check,Practice relaxation techniques),Get regular exercise, Eat a healthy, mood-boosting diet.

Get well soon
Answered: Fri, 23 Mar 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Kimberly Martin's  Response
I would advise that you see a physician and discuss this with he/she. Some of the most common symptoms of depression you have mentioned above including difficulty concentrating, fatigue, change in sleep patterns, and loss of interest in activites that used to bring you joy. I assume that, since you mention it, getting a 67% is also abnormal for you as well and would be considered a loss of interest. There are also other illnesses that can cause the symptoms of depression which will need to be ruled out.

Be well, Dr. Kimberly
Answered: Fri, 23 Mar 2012
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