Do you feel like just staying in bed every morning? Maybe you don’t feel like going to work either and have no energy to talk to your family or meet up with friends. Or maybe someone close to you has been feeling down for a long time. Are you or your loved one going through just a bad patch? Or is it something more serious?
Could it be depression?
Regardless of how successful you are in your life, there may come a time when you face low moods and sometimes even depression. This is simply a consequence of our urban lifestyle and the often stressful and disorienting circumstances in which we live. And a key to navigate through these is to understand and address them.
Based on Dr Pallavi Joshi’s extensive experience in diagnosing and treating clinical depression, Fast but Lost can help you do just that. Focusing on depression in urban India, it addresses special challenges like maintaining a work–life balance, dissatisfactory relationships, poor lifestyle and disillusionment. This book also addresses the myths and facts about depression and its treatment. Through stories and case studies, Dr Joshi helps you understand your own condition and/or help loved ones around you.
The concerning fact is that many people spend years or even their whole life suffering from depression without recognizing that it’s a treatable illness. Correct and timely treatment can drastically improve the quality of life of a person suffering from depression. Fast but Lost can make you aware of this silent killer and help destigmatize the illness and its treatment.
‘We may be suffering from depression and not even know about it. But there are signs from which it is possible to diagnose this condition and steps we can take to get better… A must-read for everyone living a busy urban life.’
—Anupam Kher, Actor
‘When someone suffers from depression, friends and family members naturally want to help, but all too often their good intentions cause more harm. Awareness is the first step and this book addresses it beautifully.
—Sharad Arvind Bobde, Former Chief Justice of India
About the Author
Dr Pallavi Joshi, MBBS, DPM, MD, is an eminent neuropsychiatrist working in the field of mental health and has also been a corporate trainer and motivational speaker for the last 15 years. She is currently working with Manipal Hospitals, Bengaluru, and Juno Clinic. She has conducted more than 120 talks for more than 35 MNCs. She also works closely with infertility centres, conducting the programme ‘Already in my heart, someday in my arms’. Dr Pallavi’s goal is to destigmatize mental health and increase awareness about various mental health disorders so that people can talk openly about them and seek treatment as well.
Dr Pallavi is a gold medallist from J.J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, and has received the A.K. Naik award for groundbreaking research in the psychopathology of female prisoners. She has numerous national and international publications to her name and is the author of two Marathi books—Manachya Khol Talatun and Mann Aani Apan, both dealing with mental health and the treatment of psychiatric diseases. She has a very active media presence and her opinions regarding various mental health-related issues are quoted in reputed newspapers. She also writes regularly for multiple English and Marathi newspapers.
Dr Pallavi is an artist whose paintings have been selected for various exhibitions.