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Loss of sleep, mood swings, lost job. How to attain better mental health?

i lost my job back in october and have not been able to sleep properly since few hours here and there ,im always active through the day as i have a two year old boy ,and my moods are up and down like a yo yo which is not good as i dnt want to be a bad dad to my son and its getting to me ,anyone knw what this could be or have any ideas of what i could do thank you
Asked On : Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Thanks for your query. I understand the difficulties you are undergoing currently. It is possible you are suffering from adjustment disorder following loss of job. Hence, i would suggest you undergo a thorough psychiatric evaluation following which appropriate medication like antidepressants/mood stabilisers and psychotherapy (eg cognitive behavioural therapy) can be tried that is likely to benefit you. Hope you found the information useful.
Dr Sundar
Answered: Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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it seems to me that you are having problems with sleep that is related to your two year old boy getting up at night times and having to take care of him. assuming that you used to have regular sleep hygiene and routine before that time, i would recommend that you develop a good sleep routine for your 2 year old child so that you can sleep better. this could be one of many things that you could be doing to sleep properly, but seems like the most appropriate and likely issue that would solve your problem. i hope this helps !
Answered: Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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