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Depression and anxiety
My son is in depression for last 6 months. After consulting a psychiatrist i feel he become more depressed and anxious. All time he feels restless and irritated. Is it a side effect of medicines? Will these medicines cure him? Will there be any side effect of these medicines which can make his disease worse?
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Have regular meals and keep yourself hydrated. It might seem not important but sometimes being in a rush for deadline will cause you to forget your meals and making you irritated, nervous or anxious. When you feel irritable or anxious, check the time. It might be just your low blood sugar and your body needs to feed. Being dehydrated also can cause migraine. So keep a water bottle by your side and take a sip regularly. It is also a good way to take a break. (See also: Foods for Anxiety and Stress) Distract yourself. If you feel that you do not have enough time to do something that takes up a lot of time, why not take a break and watch a half an hour episode of a comedy show or a funny YouTube clip. It is a break from the anxiety and can help balance your mind out. If you have more time, called up a friend and have a conversation. Being connected will energize you and having a support pillar will be a comfort. Even better, go to gym or have a night out to get it out of your system. Prioritize. It is important to categorize the list of things you need to do. Put the most important task at the top of the list. Make sure you finish doing it. Then as you go along doing the task, you will not be thinking about how to finish all the tasks at one go. You will know that you are finishing your tasks step by step. The feeling of being able to cross out the list does feel extremely satisfying. Be positive. Being anxious is a negative emotion. Do not let the feeling overruled you or you might be in a deeper rut. Just think positively and let yourself immersed in work. Without you knowing, you would have one task down and you can proceed to another one. Be confident. Being uncertain of something causes anxiety. Having the confidence armed with knowledge will help bring certainty and portray a clear picture of the next probable situation. (See here → How to Build Self-Confidence & Improve Self-Esteem : 5 Ways) Keep yourself grounded. Do not try to overwhelm yourself with too much things at a single time. Anxiety is a fear of the future. Try to stay grounded and keep thinking in the present. Do not imagine unnecessary things that might be proven unfounded later. Just pay attention to the presence and what can be done in that time. Take deep breaths. Sometimes when in an anxious situation, you might not be breathing properly or just taking shallow breathing. Take 30 deep-into-belly breaths, you feel that your anxiety dissipate and feel a lot calmer. This is a simple method that can help bring negative emotions such as anger or anxiety. Relax. it is important to be able to find ways to relax. Practice relaxation techniques like meditation or PMR regularly to evoke the relaxation response and reduce anxiety and stress.
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These problems are solved easily by following up with the Psychiatrist
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Depression needs to be treated with meds as well as therapy. You should discuss about the symptoms in detail with treating psychiatrist.
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Needs to know details abt symptoms and medicine . Then can be said abt it. Thank you
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Greetings I am sorry to hear about this ma'am. If you aren't convinced with treatment do consider a second opinion. Secondly if it's anxiety and depression then medication most of the time helps the patient to improve their healtht Thank you
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