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i am unable to focus on my studies and my academic grades are deteriorating. i sleep a lot and constantly fall asleep during study sessions. help?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
It is a good sign: You are seeking for help, obvious you are having depression with proper help you will turn into best student , even possible you could be valedictorian of your class only if you work for it , speak to your parents , to help you get the professional help , and right counseling
Answered on Jul 4, 2015
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Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
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Good Point DR Rhoads Thank You
Jun 25, 2015
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Dr. Rao, is correct! It is worthwhile to have a physical too, by your doc, to make sure you don't have a physical reason for your symptoms, like thyroid hormone dysfunction. Do get checked! You'll get on track again quicker, as soon as people who are experts at this are involved.
Jun 25, 2015
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Avoid alcohol for a while, it is a depressant. Stay away from recreational drugs as while, which will help nothing.
Jun 25, 2015

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