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hi doctor sahab ,in my 12th standard my grand father died and i also fail in 12th ,my mind got totally disturbed,i consult a psycharist he has given me medicine but after taking his medicine my mind got stuck ,i fall asleep whole day but i continue his medicine for long time but not able to far away depression ,but when i pass 12th and complete my graduation i came out myself but problem is that after taking medicine my mind got stuck and i am not able to speak in my mind properly , i feel as i am speaking inside my mind but not able to listen also not able to imagine inside my mind example;suppose u say me to read newspaper ,i am unable to read it inside my mind properly but i can speak it loud but i feel some kind of stuckness in my mind also while speaking it loud also when i do some work also ,i do it for a minute or two then i stop suddenly and sit like a statue and i feel my mind is not processed as i am doing work,i feel some kind of stuckness in my mind or also i can say i feel my mind has got jammed.pls help me and provide some home remedy or medicine that is available at indian stores


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Expert:  Dr. Srikanth Reddy replied 4 Days.

Hello,

Thanks for your query at DoctorSpring.com.

I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.

I understand that you have had a depressive episode in the past and depression is mostly self limiting and will resolve by self after 1-2 years. The need for treatment is to mitigate the duration as well as reducing the damage the brain will face during the depressive phase.

You have stated that you had problem with your medications ( no names provided) in which you used to sleep a lot. However there are plenty of different types of medicines available and many of them do not cause a lot of sleep. Your medicines should have been changed to those medications by your psychiatrist. The fact that you are not able to concentrate and make up memories suggests two things.

1) Your depression is still persisting

2) There is a possibility of damage in your "concentration center" of the brain cause of the long existing depression.

How to manage?

You first need to seek a consultation for a psychiatrist who would like to assess you for the residual depression which is the most likely diagnosis. If the depression is still present then that has to be treated. In my clinic I routinely use medications such as bupropion and fluoxetine which do not cause sedation and I also start the patient on cognitive behavioral therapy. These therapy session help you in ways to learn to concentrate and remember things along with focusing on your deranged thoughts.

Regarding your natural remedies, unlikely possibility although some suggest fresh citrus fruits and stopping coffee and alcohol. Aerobic exercises have shown some significant benefit.

Hope I am able to answer your concerns. If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you.

Wish you good health,
Kind regards
Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.


Patient replied :

hi....thanks u have answered very well and satisfactory,when i visited doctor he got my EEG tested
EEG RESULT:THIS ABNORMAL REPORT SHOWS PROMINENT BETA ACTIVITY. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?I WANT TO ASK,SECOND I WANT TO KNOW THE DRUG WHICH U LISTED BUPRION AND FLEXITINE ARE OF WHICH PHARMACY AND WHAT THEIR MARKET NAME AND IN HOW QUANTITY I MUST TAKE AND HOW LONG AND WHAT ITS METHOD TO TAKE,PLS HELP I ALSO FEEL THERE IS SOME DEPRESSION PERSIST BECAUSE EVEN IN SMALL THINGS I GOT UPSET EASILY ALSO SOME SYMPTOMS PERSIST,BUT WHATEVER DOCTOR I GO DOES NOT SUIT ME BUT UR ANSWER IS SATISFACTORY,THANK U ,PLS HELP


Expert:  Dr. Srikanth Reddy replied 3 Days.

Hello,

Thanks for the follow up query.

Increased beta activity suggests that the patient is anxious. In patients of depression and anxiety eeg is routinely having increased beta activity.
Regarding prescribinh fluoxetine, I prescribe 20 mg of capsule ones a day to my patients and bupropion I advice to start at 150 mg per day initially increasing to 300 mg in my clinic. I see a good improvement in this dose.

However at DoctorSpring, being an internet consultation, I will be unable to provide you a prescription for the same. May be you can discuss these issues with a local doctor who could examine you personally and help you with a prescription.

Hope that helps
Regards
Dr. Srikanth Reddy


Patient replied :

according to ur guidance ,i visited a doctor ,he has given me SERLIFT50 medicine of ranbaxy company,will it b e able to cure me according to you ,he also said to take a dose of serlift50 in evening after food,in my first question u answered that there is possibility of damage of concentration centre in my brain ,will serlift50 also works for it,i also want to ask if i take medicine as u give to ur patient ,stay touch with u time to time give report to u online ,tell about my symptoms to u and take ur medicine under ur guidance but my own risk ,won't u help me,actually when i visited doctor i told all my problems ,he hardly give me 5 minutes and i am not satisfied enough with him but ur answer is satisfactory enogh,pls help


Expert:  Dr. Srikanth Reddy replied 2 Days.

Hello,

Serlift is basically sertraline and its a molecule similar to that of fluoxetine. It will help you with your depression as well as reduce the damage to your brain. Its a good drug and you should take it for atleast 12-15 months. It may cause some sedation, look for it and report it to your doctor in case you feel sedated.

Unfortunately, it is a short come of online consultation that I wont be able to prescribe you medications with our examining you in person. So I am sorry, but I wont of of that help to you.

Its unfortunate that you couldn't get a good doctor who cold hear you patiently. May be you can try out some other psychiatrist in your area who can be good to you.

Hope that helps
Regards
Dr. Srikanth Reddy


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Doctor of Medicine (MD), Psychiatry Residency Program,2001 – 2012
M.B.B.S,Mahatma Gandhi Institute Of Medical Sciences, Sevagram

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Sexology,Medikon Sexual Sciences, Mumbai

Training in Advanced Neurology at a leading corporate hospital (CARE hospital) in Hyderabad

Child Psychiatry Training in National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences, Bangalore

Sex Therapy and Counsellingat MEDIKON Sexual Sciences, Mumbai.
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