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4 common myths about depression

Depression is a psychological condition marked by prolonged periods of lethargy, sadness, anxiety and hopelessness, which often manifest in loss of appetite, fatigue, insomnia, excessive sleeping and suicidal ideation.

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Robin Williams

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THIS 1987 file photo released by Touchstone Pictures shows actor Robin Williams in character as disc jockey Adrian Cronauer in director Barry Levinson’s comedy drama “Good Morning Vietnam.” Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died apparently by his own hand. He was 63. AP

The day Robin Williams’ suicide hit the news, a patient asked me in the clinic if I had foreseen the suicide of a male celebrity; if that was why I wrote about suicide in men in my last two columns.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

High BP, Philippine setting

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Emotional problems, especially depression, have been frequently reported as aggravating factors in hypertension.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Study: Many stroke survivors think about suicide

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One in 12 stroke survivors thought about suicide or that they would be better off dead, a new US survey reveals. That’s more than those with other health problems such as heart attacks or cancer, and it suggests that depression after stroke is more serious than many had realized.

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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