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Depression, nervousness, memory loss, taking Rexipra. Solution?

feeling high level of depression & nerviousness. not capable to communicate with people sitting before with confidence. memory loss & sometimes not able to revive things just told few seconds back. poor metobolism. advised by a doctor of mental hospital to take REXIPRA-20 & ZEPIZ .5 at night. the result of this medicine that i feel 60 % better when we take regular. otherwise feel depressed & nerviosness. kindly suggess me right solution. my name- R.M.MISHRA, AGE- 50 YRS. as Dy. Director in CENTRAL GOVT.
Asked On : Thu, 11 Oct 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
hi, looks like you might be facing lot of stress at your work place, that might be causing the depression. you need to learn coping skills, medications are very good for acute management of the symptoms and advice would be to continue the medication along with that yoga nad meditation might help you
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Psychiatrist Dr. Gourav Monga's  Response

Welcome to the forum

As advised by your psychiatrist, you should continue taking these drugs and don't worry, these drugs have no significant side effects in long term and you will feel better with continuous usage.........

So, if you are stabilized on these drugs, don't stop

Also consult your doctor for psychotherapy as it has additional benefit along with medication

You can also try some relaxation exercises like deep breathing and yoga

Wish you good luck

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General & Family Physician Dr. A K M Wasim Rahman's  Response
Mr Mishra,
The medicine you are taking is the right choice for you. But I have some queries-
How long you are taking these medicine?
Because for severe depression you need to take those for 9 to 12 months and that also should be ragular. These kind of depression or nervousness comes due to imbalance in the Neurotransmitter (Chemicals that act on nerve and brain). These medicine supplement those chemicals from outside actually or functionally. Therefore when you stop medicine those symptoms reappear.
However in difficult cases medicine can cure upto 50 to 60 %,
You can use Psychotheraphy, counselling which will change your approach to several problems in life which will help you 20 to 30%,
Finally your surrounding social-economical pressure, relationship, other stressful events contribute to the rest 10 to 20%.
so if you approach in this manner it will be easy for you to get the solution quickly and then getting back to your normal healthy life will be just a matter of time.
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