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As a family physician,I get fulfilment from satisfaction written on the faces of patients of different ages and their families;it is exhilarating! I get... World Family Doctors Day 2017

As a family physician,I get fulfilment from satisfaction written on the faces of patients of different ages and their families;it is exhilarating!

I get excited when we have to mark the world family doctors’day every year. This year, the theme is ‘CURBING DEPRESSION.‘ The news is agog with stories of suicides which is an index of mental illness. We all get depressed from time to time due to the stressors of life,but once it exceeds the body’s coping mechanisms, clinical depression kicks in. Depression is a real illness with psychological distress and it is common.

DEPRESSION IS NOT CAUSED BY DEMONS!


If you have HAD these warning signs for A WHILE, you may be depressed:

1.Low mood

2.Loss in interest in pleasurable activities

3.Loss of libido

4.Unusual weight gain or weight loss

5.Unusual sleep disturbances

6.Severe loss of energy and excess tiredness

7.Feeling of guilt

8.Outbursts of crying

9.Sluggishness

10.Foreboding thoughts about death

11.Suicide attempsts

12.Internal heat

13.Movements all over body

You would need to seek help immediately.

Depression can be treated!

I love you, I love your health.

Your favourite family physician,

Doctor Dileem

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Nkem Ndiche Director

Medical Doctor | Your Favourite Family Physician | Entrepreneur | Lifestyle And Organic Chef | Author. Kano,Nigeria 234064

  • Demi

    May 19, 2017 #1 Author

    Perhaps, telling people where they can go to for help might help.
    Heard there are counsellors but it will be lovely if people can get pointers…
    Thanks for sharing!

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    • Nkem Ndiche

      May 20, 2017 #2 Author

      Thank you so much Demi.You are so kind. The patient sees a family physician first and gets a diagnosis. Other steps to be taken by the patient will be as discussed between patient and family physician. You don’t diagnose yourself of depression

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      • Demi

        May 20, 2017 #3 Author

        Okay!
        Lol@ the ‘you don’t diagnose yourself of depression’ part.?

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