A D Patient talks about how to overcome depression

If Deepika Padukone who had a lot at stake could come out in open, so can I. The best thing you can do is to not be judgmental but if you can’t help it then request you to keep your judgement to yourself. Your one remark can pull one down for a long time, can throw one away many steps behind that were painstakingly taken. Man, it takes lot of efforts. Imagine someone all broken and bandaged and carrying on with work and life, sometimes the bandages fall off.

It won’t be an exaggeration to say that at least 99% of the people don’t understand what dealing with depression is..but here are little ways one can help..

1. Understand depression is due to chemical imbalance in brain and not due to lack of positivity or willpower of the sufferer. Mine happened due to chronic pain.

2. If you don’t have anything positive to say to a person suffering from depression, or are about to say something negative, then please don’t speak only. Your words can take a person with mental illness to such an abyss that you cannot imagine.

3. Please don’t ask a D person to leave medication. Will you ask a person suffering from jaundice, kidney problem, typhoid, dengue to leave medication and instead go for a movie or ask him to show professionalism or dedication at work? ( This is a thought in general; I am lucky to have a wonderful set of colleagues)

4. Please don’t advise casual sex, marriage, masturbation and orgasm as the treatment. They can’t work.

5. Don’t say that you cannot be depressed because you were just laughing and are lively, jovial, positive person etc. Sometimes even terminally sick patients laugh, then why not others? And sometimes you laugh genuinely and sometimes you pretend. Also read about masked depression.

6. People with depression not even communicate 10% of what is going inside or how they are feeling. So please don’t add to their pressure or say something nasty to them.

7. Don’t call them weak or say they don’t have willpower. Understand they have lot of strength else they wouldn’t be carrying on and use much more energy to do just common tasks.

8. Please don’t say that they are playing victims or need to get out of their comfort zone. The truth is that depression is terrible, complex and tough to understand even for those who have it. No one enjoys it.

9. Don’t insist that the D person attends all your invites, but don’t give up on him at the same time.

10. They feel far worse for not delivering and get hit much much harder than a normal person every time they are not able to perform, so don’t call them a slacker please. They miss their efficient self, terribly.

11. Don’t play a doctor to them. Sorry, you are not qualified. Do them a favour and send them to a good psychiatrist instead.

12. Oh and please don’t say, look at the underprivileged instead, consider yourself lucky… It feels like shit and serves no use too.

13. Understand that depression causes physical symptoms too, much like any other illness. Their pain is real.

And no, we are not perpetually in Meena Kumari mode.

It is time to break the taboo around mental diseases, in any case 36% of the Indians are depressed as per reports and this percentage could be much higher, just that most of them are living in denial. Am sure 90% of people undergoing depression would feel that hardly anyone understands them or the illness. I have only met one person so far who totally understands it ( rather better than I do) and is guiding me to health.

Author: This post has been written by a  patient of Sri Ganesh Psychiatrist Clinic.

How the Depression in Women Could be Treated in Better Way

depressed-womanDepression in women is more common as compared to men. As they are deep thinkers and the worst analyzer of things, sometimes they create issues when there is no requirement too, and this is happens with the state of depression as well. They take small things so seriously that end up the situation with depression. Well, it is really a serious issue and concern for every woman, a timely treatment is all what is required for the same. If you know a woman who is suffering from the same then in this very informative article, we are going to highlight the most important points and tips that have to be followed to cure the depression in women.

Talk Face to Face to a Good Listener: The more you keep thoughts in your mind the more you would struggle for the same. It is required to speak up for the things that are running on your mind. The best way to do it is to talking face to face to a good listener. This would give ultimate relief.

Try to Keep Social Activities Up: Even if you do not like that but to keep the things in the best order, you should keep up the social activities up. Whether, it’s getting intact in social media or social gathering; your gathering with a good circle would help to come out of the same.

Do Exercise: Exercise would definitely help you out in curing this state of mind when you are struggling with deep thoughts of yours. You should do the exercises regularly and it would keep your body and mind fresh.

Get Little Sunlight Everyday: Sunlight is the sign of positivity. Darkness depicts negativity. If you are suffering from such a phase of mind when you feel surrounded by many negative thoughts then it would be a great idea to get little sunlight every day, this would perfectly help you out in coming from the same.

Sleep for At least 8 Hours: At least eight hours of sleep is necessary to get a complete relaxation of mind. To fight with the thoughts within, it is necessary to give a relaxation to mind.

Consult a good psychiatrist for depression treatment in Delhi for the timely assistance for the same. It’s better to be early than to regret for the things when nothing would be left.

4 Things That Will Happen When You Will Stop Drinking Alcohol

stop-drinking-alcohol1Alcohol is a very serious issue and concern of the present time. This has become a problem of youth and a problem of all the generations of course. Men and women are both in the cuff of alcohol today. Well, starting this bad habit is not difficult but leaving it needs strong will power and self control. While you start drinking alcohol, your body experiences sudden changes and this is what happens when you leave it as well.

There are many changes that you would find in your body as soon as you leave alcohol, well they all are for good so don’t worry. To make you understand the things in a better way and a better perspective, we are here presenting four such things and changes that you would face when you would stop drinking alcohol.

Sound Sleep: The very prominent change that you would notice the moment you would quit alcohol is that, you would get sound sleep. A comfortable good night sleep is all we want and it is best possible when you are not high. The moment you would start enjoying your sleep the moment you would be happy you are no more alcoholic.

Less Intake in Dinner: Alcohol is the biggest driver of excess food and this is what researches have figured out. The moment you would quit alcohol, you will find that you are having a less intake in dinner and this would ultimately help you in coming to shape and of course to be healthy.

Clear Complexion: One magical benefit of leaving alcohol that you would find is that, you would get a clear complexion. Within a month of leaving the same, you could find the difference.

More Money:  And, of course the but obvious benefit of leaving alcohol is that you would be left with more money. You would not spend money on alcohol so ultimately you would have more money by your side.

These are few benefits of leaving alcohol. There is a life beyond alcohol and this is what it would be life full of happiness and love. Quit alcohol and if anyone close to you is alcoholic then help him to quit the same. Consulting a good doctor for alcohol treatment would also be a great step.

Situations When You Really Need to Consult a Psychiatrist

As per the life schedule of present time stress is something much common which could be found in everyone. Stress is something that invites many diseases and sometimes it cab be lifetaking as well. Stress is itself a disease and needs timely care and treatment as well. Going to psychiatrist does not means that you are suffering from some kind of mental illness but sometimes it could be something that can take you to the right way of life. There are certain times when we just need an advice and right things and solutions come.

If you are feeling like something unusual is happening in your life and there is a need to have the psychiatrist consultation in the same. In case, you actually cannot make out whether you really need to consult psychiatrist or not then we are here mentioning such situations that would help you know that you actually need to.

Sleeping Problems: In case you are facing problems in sleeping then it suggests that there is something in your life which is not well. If this is the situation for a day or two then it is bearable but in case, it happens for a longer period of time then it needs treatment.

Persistent Headache: If a person is having continuous headache and that too happening for a very longer period of time then certainly you need to consult a doctor. This signifies that you are facing some psychiatric problem which needed to be treated as early as possible.

Feeling Low: In case you are feeling low without any reason or not well from a long time then you need to consult a psychiatrist. Even in case, you are going through some sort of stress in your life then also bearing the things or remaining in the same situation for a long time is not fair and if thing continues it is better to consult psychiatrist.

Stressed: If you are stressed of something and that too from a longer period of time then certainly you need a doctor. They are the best consultants you would ever find and definitely their advice would make you to come out of the stress.

These are few of the situations that may describe that you need to consult a psychiatrist to get Over these problems. If this are the things happening to you or to anyone close to you then do consult the doctor as early as possible.