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COVID-19 impacts mental health

Dan Bukenya’s case shows how the many restrictions imposed lead to increased levels of stress, anxiety and depression | THE INDEPENDENT | Dan Bukenya felt beleaguered by anguish. He lost sleep most nights and was often testy. He tried to self-medicate to no avail. Only when he agreed to be …

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Intensify mental health care in villages – Experts

More services around mental health should be extended in all government health facilities Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mental health experts say that many people in the rural communities are still suffering with issues of depression, anxiety, loneliness, trauma among others. As such, the experts now want services of mental health …

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Students undergo training in mental health and psychosocial support

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 50 students from different schools across the country have received training in mental health and psychosocial support to help people within their communities. The students have been equipped with skills to help them identify and listen to people with mental health and psychosocial challenges …

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Butabika hospital registers 1500 patients

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Butabika Mental National Referral Hospital has registered 1500 patients, the highest number of patients received at the facility in a year according to the Executive Director, Dr. Juliet Nakku. On average, Butabika Mental National Referral Hospital receives about 500 patients annually. However, the facility had …

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Brain gets bigger if you’re anxious and depressed: study

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Depression and anxiety cause one area of the human brain to become “significantly” larger, according to an Australian study. The study, published by Australian National University (ANU) researchers recently, looked at the brains of more than 10,000 people. The study shows that depression alone causes the …

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