Dr. Price’s Medical Note of the Month

Today’s number is 1–

On this first day of the new year, take a little time to take care of “ones-self”. I joked shortly after Christmas about having “the blues,” but it’s actually not a laughing matter…..

1 out of 10 Americans admit to some form of mental illness-depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, etc.-annually. Be honest with yourself and those around you about how happy, or unhappy, you may be. Some doctors use the “SIGE-CAPS” method as a screen for depression. Check your own status frequently regarding the following:

Sleep disturbanceInterest decreasing in social thingsGuilt and self worthlessnessEnergy change or fatigueConcentration impairmentAppetite or weight changesPsycomotor disturbancesSuicidal thoughts

If 5 of these 9 are present for more than 2weeks, talk to your doctor.

Be healthy and be blessed in ’09,Nicole Price 🙂

Dr. Price’s Medical Note of the Month

Today’s number is 1–

On this first day of the new year, take a little time to take care of “ones-self”. I joked shortly after Christmas about having “the blues,” but it’s actually not a laughing matter…..

1 out of 10 Americans admit to some form of mental illness-depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, etc.-annually. Be honest with yourself and those around you about how happy, or unhappy, you may be. Some doctors use the “SIGE-CAPS” method as a screen for depression. Check your own status frequently regarding the following:

Sleep disturbanceInterest decreasing in social thingsGuilt and self worthlessnessEnergy change or fatigueConcentration impairmentAppetite or weight changesPsycomotor disturbancesSuicidal thoughts

If 5 of these 9 are present for more than 2weeks, talk to your doctor.

Be healthy and be blessed in ’09,Nicole Price 🙂

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