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Past Traumatic experience

Last year before Diwali, i witnessed a very stressful event which was very uncomfortable, shocking and couldn't believe on what happened. My mom had heart attack for two times in span of 4 days. She recovered via angioplasty but her wellness didn't brought life back in me. I Started having panic attacks at night and sleepless night and that continued for 2-3 months atleast. I didn't seek any professional help because i didn't wanted to take any medicines. I started recovering slowly with time. Gone through various mood troubles and cried hard whenever i felt. Although today i am able to sleep and eat well but I still find the event disturbing. I feel like something is wrong with me. I feel like my psyche has been affected somehow . I feel the frustration at times. I don't understand what is troubling me deep down inside. I tried various ways to process my emotions but i think i am failing at that. What should i do to heal my past? Is professional help necessary for me now?
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Jankhana Hakani Mumbai | Psychiatrist
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As per your symptoms you are suffering from depression with anxiety disorder. A more detailed evaluation is needed. Also you will benefit from counseling and if needed medicines.
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Consult a psychiatrist
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Ms. Hema Sampath Bangalore | Clinical Psychologist
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Maybe. As u had tried to handle ur emotions at various stages at various level,  I think a professional support might help you as you could see yourself and ur circumstances at a different perspective.  Which might ease ur feelings.
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Visit a psychologist in ur city as you don't want any medicines.
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Dr. Sugandha Gupta Delhi | Psychiatrist
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Hello,
Very good to here that your mother has recovered and regained her health and wellness. Please consider that your mother had an ailment pertaining to her heart and a professional intervention by a cardiologist lead to her recovery, similarly your ailment if mind will require a professional intervention by a mental health professional (a psychiatrist or a clinical psychologist). Seeking help is definitely the way out to recovery and wellbeing for you. As per your description it seems that you are suffering from significant mood and anxiety condition like depression, panic disorder etc. The psychiatrist will do a comprehensive for you including medical and psychological causes. The best course of management is likely to be combination of psychological intervention and medication. However you must discuss your discomfort regarding medication with your psychiatrist before progressing further. Hope this helps you. Best wishes for health and future.
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Please consult a psychiatrist near you for assessment and management.
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Do not hesitate in seeking help, seeking help is the way forwards.. best wishes once again..
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I will be brief as I'm traveling. Yes you need treatment. Please consult a psychiatrist in person. You will recover completely and begin to enjoy life once again. On your part please attend personality development program such Ravishankars Art of Living or of Ramakrishna Math. But do not neglect your treatment. Take care.. Smile😊
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