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A 35-year-old female asked:

How do i overcome depression and ease my depression symptoms? i overthink, always think of the worst,headaches,i don't think highly of myself and alot of guilt. i sleep 5 hours a night. my heart races at night. i have panic attacks too?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you need medication. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity as tolerated. Drink more water. Wish you good health!
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Suggest you hit this head on, and consider cognitive-behavioural therapy. Medication can assist with depression and panic attacks, but this is only temporary, as symptoms can be handled only while on meds. Talk with a psychiatrist, as both therapy and medication might provide pathway to improvements.
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Last updated May 21, 2021

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