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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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Researcher roots for group care for people living with HIV

Prevalence of depression and other mental health disorders is high among people living with HIV Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A psychiatrist at Makerere University has urged the Ministry of Health to adopt group mental healthcare also known as group support psychotherapy for people living with HIV that develop depression. …

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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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US facing severe crisis, but not a depression: Fed’s Powell

Washington, United States | AFP | The US is facing a severe economic downturn amid the global pandemic, but will not suffer another Great Depression and will see a recovery begin later this year, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Sunday. The world’s top economy was strong before the COVID-19 outbreak hit, like a natural …

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Report highlights growing concern of depression among footballers

Paris, France | AFP | Increasing numbers of professional footballers are struggling with anxiety and depression having been forced out of action with the sport suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report by global players’ union FIFPro released on Monday. FIFPro surveyed 1,602 players across 16 countries, including …

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