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Is there any other treatment for depression and anger other than psychiatric prescription drugs ?

Is there a remedy for mental depression and anger other than the one by a Psychiatrist whose prescriptions have resulted in a lot of side effects? The patient is a female, aged 41, has a daughter, abecomes so angry at times that she runs amuck , is being treated by a Psychiatrist, but the tablet has increased her weight from 70kgs to 85 kgs in 6 months, as a result of which she has severe pain in the knees and legs, and suffers without sleep.
Asked On : Wed, 29 Jun 2011
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Mental counselling which will help reveal her real cause of depression and anger.
Family support is also required.
her loved ones can really help her a lot.
give her quality time with family
her emotional needs should be satisfied.
Listen to her,try to find her need.
Meditation music is also good.
Wish her good health
Answered: Wed, 29 Jun 2011
Psychiatrist Dr. Keerthish Shetty's  Response
Your concern about her weight gain is understandable. It is indeed a side effect of some medication. However, sleep disturbance is usually a symptom of disease she is suffering from. Going by your description, it does not appear to be depression. Hence, it is advisable to take a second opinion from another psychiatrist. There are many treatment options, some of them without major side effects. Only Counselling and other therapies may be of little help in this patient
Answered: Wed, 29 Jun 2011
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