Depression is a psychiatric illness part of mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. Patient may have trouble participating in day-to-day activities, and have thoughts about life isn’t worth living. Depression is not about having a week mind, but is an imbalance of chemicals in the brain which can be treated by medication, psychotherapy and life style changes.

Common signs and symptoms of depression

This includes paranoid personality disorder, schizoid personality disorder and schizotypal personality .The most important features are by odd, eccentric thinking or behavior.

  • Feelings of sadness or unhappiness
  • Anger outbursts
  • irritability , Anxiety, agitation or restlessness
  • Loss of interest
  • Sleep disturbances
  • lack of energy
  • Change in appetite
  • Slow thinking, speaking or body movements
  • Feelings of guilt ,Trouble thinking, concentrating, making decisions
  • Frequent thoughts of death, suicide attempt
  • Unexplained problems, such as back pain or headache

There are various factors which can cause or precipitate depression

  • Biological Brain changes
  • Chemical changes in the brain
  • Hormonal changes in the body
  • Hereditary
  • Traumatic Life events

Indicators for seeing a psychiatrist

Do not delay an appointment with psychiatrist because gradually depression can get worst if left untreated. It can result in many other mental and physical problems. If patient is having suicidal thoughts, get help right away Number of treatments are available for depression. Medications and psychological counseling are very effective for most people. Psychiatrist can prescribe medications to relieve depression symptoms. However, many people with depression also benefit from seeing a psychologist or other mental health counselor.

Treatment option for patients suffering from depression

  • Medications
  • Psychotherapy
  • Residential treatment programs
  • Other treatment options
  • Electroconvulsive therapy
  • Cranial magnetic stimulation

DR Gupta has successfully treated uncountable number of patients suffering from depression. Patients from India as well as abroad have benefitted from his treatment for depression. He combines medical treatment with psychotherapy and holistic treatment. He encourages patients to bring positive life style changes in themselves. So call and get an appointment