15 03, 2019

‘Pedal for Health’ awareness initiative launched


Ministry of National Health Services launched launched an Awareness Initiative ‘Pedal for Health’ at Liaquat Gymnasium in Islamabad aimed at prevention of non-communicable diseases. Federal Minister for National Health Services, Aamer Mehmood Kiani launched the Initiative which would be run under the Ministry of Health, by pedaling a cycle. Sharing his views on the occasion, he [...]

15 09, 2014

Tackling dementia – Experts stress need to adopt healthy lifestyle


Pakistan is expected to become the third most populous country in the world in less than 40 years with a sizeable aging population. It is estimated that 36 million Pakistanis will be well over 50 years of age by that time and at possible risk of developing dementia, a progressive disease which results in severe [...]

15 07, 2014

Diabetes Distress is Distinct from Depression – Researchers Say


New studies look at the emotional fallout from type 1 and type 2 disease Although diabetes distress is often mistaken for depression, the good news is that simple interventions appear to help significantly reduce this distress, according to new research. The need to correctly identify depression is also highlighted in a second new study. This [...]

15 03, 2013

Management of depression in Hepatitis C patients to improve quality of life discussed


A Symposium on "Depression in Hepatitis C patients" was held during the 29th Annual Congress Pakistan Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy on 24th February 2013. It was the first time that this important topic was addressed during this Congress which proved to be the biggest medical Congress of Pakistan having high attendance of gastroenterologists, hepatologists and internal medicine doctors from [...]

15 01, 2013

Depression symptoms, information and treatment


By Fauzia Saeed, Psychologist,VCCTC, PRCS, Punjab Branch, LHR Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and physical well-being. Depressed people may feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, or restless. They may lose interest in activities that once were pleasurable; experience loss of appetite or overeating, have problems concentrating, [...]

15 10, 2011

Seasonal Affective Disorder


By Fauzia Saeed, Psychologist, PRCS Punjab Branch, Lahore Some people suffer from symptoms of depression during the winter months, with symptoms subsiding during the spring and summer months.  These symptoms may be a sign of seasonal affective disorder (SAD).  SAD is a mood disorder associated with depression and related to seasonal variations of light.  SAD [...]