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My uncle is suffering from acute depression. He was taking prescribed medicine for his illness and has stopped since a year now and has become radical. Also has left his job, putting his marriage into jeopardy. He also refuses to go to a doctor. Hence need a psychiatrist visiting him at his place.
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Dr. Antara Gupta
12 yrs. of exp | Aligarh | Neuropsychiatrist

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For present management if he refuses to visit a psychiatrist then you can take him with you telling him that you want to visit doctor for headache etc.. and the psychiatrist can indirectly watch or evaluate him. Then some dispersible or liquid meds can be given  . After few days he may improve and be ready to visit a psychiatrist himself.
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Dr. Satish Ramaiah
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Please consult a local psychiatrist to discuss the treatment plan & ways to engage your uncle in treatment. Best wishes
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Dr. Kavita Sagarkar
21 yrs. of exp | Mumbai | Psychiatrist
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As your uncle refuses to take treatment or visit a Psychiatrist, the family members, his wife or you and  his parents can take an appointment with the Psychiatrist. Inform the Psychiatrist all the details and show all previous papers. Based on this, the Psychiatrist may give some liquid medication drops for your uncle. Once he is better on these, he can be persuaded to visit the Psychiatrist. Alternatively, the Psychiatrist may do a home visit, or admit your uncle and treat. Do not delay treatment. Hope this helps.
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