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General Physician - Answered on Aug 09, 2023

Dr Karthiyayini Mahadevan has been practising for 30 years.
She specialises in general medicine, child development and senior citizen care.
A graduate from Madurai Medical College, she has DNB training in paediatrics and a postgraduate degree in developmental neurology.
She has trained in Tai chi, eurythmy, Bothmer gymnastics, spacial dynamics and yoga.
She works with children with development difficulties at Sparrc Institute and is the head of wellness for senior citizens at Columbia Pacific Communities.... more
Amol Question by Amol on Jul 25, 2023Hindi
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I am taking medicines on depression, anxiety and restless legs prescribed by psychologist since near about 3 years. I want to know that for how many years I have to take medicines. After asking to psychologist he has replied that on right time he will take decision. My question is that how he assess that I am completely cured or not ?

Ans: Individual psychological make up needs to be understood. You must meet a Psychologist particularly biographic Counsellor to understand yourself. Your psychological condition if understood clearly by you, then the ball is in your court when can you stop the medicines
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