Mental Health Q&A: Tackling clinical depression

Dr Hemant Mittal, neuro-psychiatrist, answers readers’ questions on Mental Health. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Tuesday.
This week’s answers:

Dear Dr. Hemant Mittal, I am 34 years married female….my problem is tht i am not happy….i feel low, depress all the time….Nothing gives me any kind of happiness….Negative ideas and unnecessary ideas occupy my mind….i dont have peace of mind….feel like crying all the time…..kindly help me……
Balvinder Kaur
Dear Mrs.Kaur, from what you have mentioned it seems that you are having clinical depression. This could be due to environment around you. When things don’t go according to what we plan, the brain starts to shut itself creating negativity and sadness.

The need to get out of this creates extreme negativity. Especially comparing yourself with others creates a lot of negativity.
I would suggest you:
1. do meditation 10min two times a day
2. write down a diary where you write your thoughts and also positive affirmations
3. talk to people.
4. visit a good neuro-psychaitrist – make sure you tell him/her not to give any sedative or tranquilizing medicine, but instead help you vent out the negativity and guide your mind towards positivity

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