Talking depression depresses me, but talk we must

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Image courtesy: https://mydiaryofaquarterlifer.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/is-there-such-a-thing-as-part-time-depression/ OOUTH’s very robust medical school curriculum made sure that we had more than our fair share of exposure to psychiatry. To ensure that we received the full dose of the sub-speciality posting- call duty and all- we were actually fully domiciled in a dormitory at the Neuropsychiatric Hospital at Aro for eight … Continue reading Talking depression depresses me, but talk we must

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A doctor like you

If your loved ones ever needed to see a doctor too Could you pray the person be a doctor like you Would you desire one who went the extra mile And received them with a welcoming smile Would you rather that he mirrored their furrowed brows And listened to their histories with a disdainful scowl … Continue reading A doctor like you

Of Facebook “friendships” and other related matters

When I joined the Facebook community some eight years ago, I did so by accessing the internet at a now- gone- into-extinction cybercafe. I had gone to open an email address actually, and the young nursing student who had accompanied me as my internet tour guide had introduced me to the Facebook community. As it … Continue reading Of Facebook “friendships” and other related matters

Taming the sickle monster (Part 2): Five to fear!

The previous post on SCD highlighted pre-marital and prenatal determination of haemoglobin types as a couple of important steps that could help break the sickle cycle. Prevention is afterall better, safer and cheaper than cure, and it must be the central theme in educating the public about SCD. But for those already living with the … Continue reading Taming the sickle monster (Part 2): Five to fear!

Still on depression: the werther effect and related matters

Ever wondered about the seeming sudden attraction to the bottom of the Lagos lagoon alluded to in the preceding blog post on depression? (click on link) Suicide ideation is a telltale sign of depression, a most perilous sign, and there is a tendency for a person already on edge to find a convenient escape route … Continue reading Still on depression: the werther effect and related matters