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My father do not want to leave the room. wants to live in darkness, don't visit park, don't want to meet persons. Always wanted to take sleep dose. Pls advise and help me. He takes Szetalo Plus, Nexito 10, Lonazep
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Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
2 years ago
Depression is a persistent state of sadness that is the result of interaction between one's inner biological and psychological state and gets triggered of with environmental stressors. Reactive depression is in response to a situation like loss, sickness, trauma etc. Endogenous depression occurs without any noticeable environmental stressors. Psychological symptoms include lack of interest, negative thinking, irritability, frustration, feeling demotivated etc. Somatic symptoms like fatigue/ weakness/ lack of sleep/ lack of appetite and other physical symptoms are common. Anxiety is common. In severe cases one may feel helpless and hopeless enough to wish for death or attempt suicide. Treatment includes physical and psychiatric work up following which medicines can be prescribed. If your father is not responding to prescribed medicines, your psychiatrist may need to change medicines or revise diagnosis. In some cases, psychotherapy or counselling is recommended along with medication.
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