Depression

Depression is a mental illness which results in feeling sad, loss of interest in daily activities, irritability, mood swings, and sleepiness. It is a state of mind which develops over a period of time due to various reasons. A depressed person might have difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, weight loss, fatigue, and might get suicidal thoughts.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published on this website are written by Verified Native and Traditional Care Experts. The Content has been moderated by the iCliniq Content Review Team before publication. Post your health questions on iCliniq-Native Care by choosing the right Native Care Specialty and get them answered. Your queries will be answered 24/7 by top Native Care Experts from iCliniq-Native Care.

Should I avoid coffee while taking ayurveda medicines?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking Manasamitravadakam and Ashwagandharishta along with Indukantham kashayam and Pancatipakkinic chooranam for depression and insomnia. Should I avoid coffee when I am under ayurveda medications? How are Indukantham kashayam and Pancatipakkinic chooranam beneficial?  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. Since you have been facing the problem of depression and insomnia, the coffee intake will also interfere with your sleep pattern. Coffee contains caffeine, which disturbs sleep. So, you should avoid it. Instead of coffee, you should prefera...  Read Full »

Can Ayurvedic medicine be taken instead of Allopathy for Alzheimer's disease with dementia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am looking for an Ayurvedic alternative for my mother 61-year-old. She has been diagnosed with early stages Alzheimer-dementia after a CT scan (moderate brain atrophy) and a recurring lengthy four-month depression, as well as stomach gastritis. She is currently undergoing medical pi...  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. See the issues like Alzheimer's and dementia are very hard to deal with because they interfere with normal daily activities. Still, with the help of Ayurvedic medicines, you can control the problem and control the further degeneration of t...  Read Full »

Does Shankhpushpi help to tackle depression?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been taking allopathic antidepressants since two years now, and I want to try ayurvedic medications for the same. How can I change it? I want to take Shankhpushpi now. Can I take only ayurvedic medicine, or should I take both?  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have been taking medications for depression from past two years, it is not advisable to quit medicine immediately or shift from allopathic to ayurvedic. Instead, start ayurvedic medicine along with allopathic medication. After some time, when you start getting r...  Read Full »

What is the Ayurvedic medicine for depression and anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from depression and anxiety. I take Fluoxetine 15 mg. Please recommend Ayurvedic medicine for me so that I can reduce Fluoxetine.  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query. Depression is curable if you are willing to fight against it. You are very young, and you have your whole life in front of you. In Ayurveda, depression is mentioned as vishad. In depression, your mind always occupied with negative thoughts. So the ...  Read Full »

I am under Ashwagandha for depression and anxiety. Will it get worse if I stop taking Ashwagandha?

Query: Hello doctor, I have started using Ashwagandha as a natural supplement for depression and anxiety. I have been feeling much better even after my doctor has reduced my sleeping medicines and antidepressant. My concern is if I stop using the Ashwagandha, will the depression anxiety return or get worse...  Read Full »


Dr. Sheetal Kamble

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern regarding getting the depression back once you stop Ashwagandha. I would advise you to continue taking Ashwagandha till you feel a good amount of improvement in your depression. Also, start doing meditation, and some yoga poses for getting r...  Read Full »

I feel depressed and have erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 38 years old, weight 47 kg. Since childhood, I lack confidence, remain depressed all time, poor concentration and memory, fearful nature. I lack strength, too much exhausted, fatigue all the time, general debility, impotence, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, low sperm...  Read Full »


Dr. Sheetal R Bhanushali

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Anxiety for what? When are you much anxious? What do you feel in anxiety? Particular dreams? Favorite season or food allergy? Sleep position? Symptoms of allergy or epilepsy? Head injury? Any symptoms prior to convulsion? Brief details to your childhood (How did you gro...  Read Full »

I have PCOD and feel depressed with high BP during the time of ovulation. How to manage this?

Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOD since last ten years which progressed to hypothyroidism. I do not get my monthly menstrual cycle at all without medicines. I get into severe depression and emotionally unstable with high bp during the ovulation period. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to help you. PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) causes irregular period due to changes in hormones level. It can be managed naturally through ayurvedic medicines and Yoga practices, but it will take time at least three months. Kindly consult your doctor, and ta...  Read Full »

I have lost weight because of stress and depression. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old woman. I used to have stress and tension even for single reasons. And my food intake is decreasing and I have lost weight of 4 kg from 40. Kindly help me. And I am very depressed as everyone taunts me for my thin body type.  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stress and mental tension are the major causes of loss of appetite which leads to weight loss. You should rule out your concern as soon as possible. You should discuss your issues with your family, friends or near dear. It helps to reduce your issues. Some diseases hist...  Read Full »

My mood changes from time to time. Is this schizophrenia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting tingling sensation in my head and my perception changes. Sometimes I feel fine but sometime depressed and anxious. This process goes on in a cycle and I feel very difficult to continue my life like this. I do not have any motivation and there is no sense of pleasure. I am alw...  Read Full »


Dr. Revathi Sundaramurthy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need not worry by diagnosing yourself. Kindly answer the questions given below. What is your age and profession? How about your family? What is your hobby? Are you on any medication now? How is your sleep and day-to-day activities? Do you get any illusion? Revert ba...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to overcome my physical and mental exhaustion.

Query: Hello doctor, I was a healthy, mentally sharp and energized person before. But, for the past 12 years, my brain and body get tired very easily. I am having mental and physical exhaustion and the condition is gradually worsening. I feel drowsy after studying for some time. With this problem, my stud...  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read all your problems and at first glance, it seemed to be some kind of muscular disorder. But, after going through all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it was clarified that you do not have any muscular dystrophy or any other disease...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

Choose a Specialty
* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue



Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.