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Best Doctors for Depression Treatment in Hyderabad

 Depression :

 Depression-Major depressive disorder, is a chronic condition that affects mental state leading to low mood and aversion to activity. According to WHO - World Health Organization Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide contributing to a very large number of suicides. Depression can occur at any time and can affect individuals of all ages with symptoms varying from mild to severe inclusive of feeling sad,fatigue, loss of energy, feeling worthless,thought of suicide, difficulty in concentrating,changes in appetite,decreased physical activity and trouble sleeping. This condition lacks a definitive cause, while there are some contributing factors to it such as traumatic life events,substance abuse,social and economic circumstances,personality,family history,pregnancy,menopause,loneliness,and chronic illness. It is crucial to understand that individuals suffering with chronic depression cannot always pull themselves together,appropriate professional help which includes accurate diagnosis and treatment can effectively help most people suffering with this condition. A combination of medications, psychotic therapy,Electroconvulsive therapy,self help and coping mechanisms are the different kind of treatment approaches beneficially recognized for this condition.

142 Doctors for Depression Treatment found

Dr. Nithin Kondapuram - Psychiatrist

Dr. Nithin Kondapuram

MBBS, DPM, M Sc ( Neuro Psychiatric Epidemiology)

Psychiatrist

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Dr. Rajesh - Psychiatrist

Dr. Rajesh

MBBS, MD (Psychiatry)

Psychiatrist

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Dr. Siva Anoop Yella - Psychiatrist

Dr. Siva Anoop Yella

MBBS, MD (Psychiatry)

Psychiatrist

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Dr. Vikram Akavaram - Psychiatrist

Dr. Vikram Akavaram

MBBS, DPM, FIPS

Psychiatrist

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Dr. Virinchi Sharma - Psychiatrist

Dr. Virinchi Sharma

MBBS, MD (Psychiatry)

Psychiatrist

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Dr. K.Sudha Rani - Psychiatrist

Dr. K.Sudha Rani

MBBS, MD (Psychiatry)

Psychiatrist

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Dr. Kancharla Suresh Reddy - Psychiatrist

Dr. Kancharla Suresh Reddy

MBBS, MD (Psychiatry)

Psychiatrist

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Dr. G. Vishnu - Psychiatrist

Dr. G. Vishnu

MBBS, MD (Psychiatry)

Psychiatrist

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Dr. Anitha Rayirala - Psychiatrist

Dr. Anitha Rayirala

MBBS, MD (Psychiatry)

Psychiatrist

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Dr. Adi Pratyusha - Psychiatrist

Dr. Adi Pratyusha

MBBS, DPM

Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Psychiatrist

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Dr. Prathyusha Mikkilineni - Psychiatrist

Dr. Prathyusha Mikkilineni

MBBS, MD (Psychiatry)

Psychiatrist

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Dr. M Ragini - Psychiatrist

Dr. M Ragini

MBBS, MD (Psychiatry)

Psychiatrist

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Dr. Praveen Sadananda Gopan - Psychiatrist

Dr. Praveen Sadananda Gopan

MBBS, MD (Psychiatry), MBA

Psychiatrist

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Dr. M.Gowri Devi - Psychiatrist

Dr. M.Gowri Devi

MBBS, MD (Psychiatry)

Psychiatrist

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Dr. Ramana Cherukuri - Psychiatrist

Dr. Ramana Cherukuri

MBBS, MD (Psychiatry), DPM

Psychiatrist

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A depression treatment specialist describes it as a disorder of mood that results in a persistance of sadness and a loss of interest in all actvities including those that were previously pleasurable, leading to a reduced quality of life and an interferance with day to day activities.

There are many different types and classifications of depression and some of them include clinical depression, persistent depressive disorder, seasonal affective disorder, atypical depression, depressive disorders due to medical conditions, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, prenatal depression, postpartum depression, disruptive mood regulation disorders, etc.

The best doctors for treating depression are medical specialists known as psychiatrists. Psychiatrists received extensive training and experience in identifying problems and disorders that are related to mental health, and are able to prescribe the right medications and therapy to help individuals with mental health problems like depression overcome and regain their mental well being.

The treatment for depression that is given by a depression specialist near you will depend on the type of depression present, its severity, and the overall health of the individual. Treament for depression can include medications such as SSRIs, SNRIs, MAOIs, tricyclic antidepressants, and psychotherapy in the form of cognitive stimulation therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, occupational therapy, group therapy, etc., and some procedures like ECT or TMS, and advice on lifestyle modifications.

The cost of depression treatment in Hyderabad can range between Rs 1,000 - Rs 3,000 per session in addition to the cost of medications. The number of sessions that are required for successful management of depression varies based on the severity of the condition and the type of depression present.

The symptoms of depression as described by depression doctors nearby include a persistent feeling of sadness, loss of hope, irritability, frustration, loss of interest in normal activities and previously pleasurable activities, sleep troubles, either low appetite or excessive eating, lethargy, being fixated on past failures and losses, suicidal thoughts and tendencies, etc.

It is advisable to seek the help of a depression specialist near you if the symptoms of depression are being experienced. The earlier medical help is sought, the easier it is to identify the problem and begin treatment to prevent long term complications.

The complications of depression can include weight gain or weight loss, dependency on alcohol or drugs, suicidal thoughts and self harm, etc., and the complications that can arise from treatment of depression can include side effects of medications such as dizziness, sleep problems, nausea and vomiting, agitation, anxiety, general feeling of being unwell, etc.

The exact cause of depression is not clearly understood but certain factors such as altered pysical structure of the brain, altered neurotransmitter activity in the brain, genetic factors, and hormonal changes can result in the development of depression.

A depression treatment doctor cautions that the risk factors for depression can include traumatic and stressful life events, critical and low esteem personality traits, alcohol abuse, recreational drug use, chronic illnesses, some medications, etc.

The best doctors for depression treatment diagnose depression with the help of a medical history, clinical evalulation, psychiatric evaluation which includes evaluation of feelings, thoughts, and behavior patterns, blood tests to rule out a physical cause, and they will finally base their diagnosis on DSM -5 guidelines and criteria to confirm their diagnosis.

As per the depression treatment specialist, there is no certain way to prevent depression, but measures can be taken to identify and address the problem at the very beginning so that complications can be prevented. Measures that can be taken include seeking help and support after a traumatic life event, avoiding keeping emotions bottled up and speaking to a counselor, friends, or family, seeking medical help when there are chronic illnesses and following medical advice to lead a better lifestyle, and avoiding stress.

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