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Depression is real! Know what it is and how to help you overcome it
Depression is real! Know what it is and how to help you overcome it

Depression is real! Know what it is and how to help you overcome it

There are 300 million people in the Philippines living with depression according to the recent World Health Organization-Philippines statistics. And even though there’s not much talk about it, this number indicates how alarming the issue is. Discussing depression, Bipolar Disorder, and other mental health issues are often done in hushed tones, but this shouldn’t be the case. There is no shame in suffering from mental health issues.   

Though there are many who are already undergoing treatment for these ailments, many remain in the dark, fearful of the possibility that they will be shunned or ostracized for their condition. So, it is imperative that they know that it is okay to have a mental condition, and there is nothing to be ashamed about. It’s important to let them know that can openly approach experts for treatment and management of their ailment. With the advice of a psychotherapist they can have a better handle of their situation reduce the risk of self-harm.

Some studies also suggest that staying in touch with friends and family and having an active lifestyle helps one lift their mood and take their mind off the constant struggle they deal with. It may also help them to look at possible stressors and what steps they can take to stray away from it, as suggested by Erik Nelson, MD, a psychiatrist and assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at the College of Medicine of the University of Cincinnati in Ohio as published in Everyday Health

Further research suggests that sticking to a schedule may help fuel productivity and a positive outlook as this helps avoid the feeling of being unaccomplished. Sleeping can also greatly affect one’s mood. It has been studied that getting a lot of rest can help, but sleep should still be on a regular schedule—not too much and not too little.  

Various medications in prescribed doses are also highly suggested. Antidepressants may be beneficial to those who struggle with mental illnesses like Schizophrenia, acute manic or mixed episodes with Bipolar Disorder, a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. According to Dr. Marge Gealoni, PHILUSA Corporation’s company Physician, it is suggested that preventive drugs should be considered as maintenance therapy.

Although known to be expensive, there are however, a variety of options that are affordable and of the highest quality. RHEA® Generics has a wide variety of medicines that are affordable and of world-class quality for prescription by doctors. Depression and other mental health issues must be addressed and anyone experiencing these may find help in the comfort of their family, friends and through medical professionals. For more health tips and advice, visit RHEA® Generics on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RHEAGenericsPH/.  

References:

http://beyonddeadlines.com/2017/04/06/million-of-people-in-ph-suffering-from-depression-doh-who/

https://www.everydayhealth.com/depression-photos/ways-to-cope-with-depression.aspx#01

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/bipolar-disorder/index.shtml

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