Celebrity deaths, like that of Robin Williams, heighten suicide awareness. In light of National Depression Education & Awareness Month, we need to be cognizant of the fact that depression is more than just feeling a little “blue” for a few days. It’s a chemical imbalance, and medication often plays a part in an effective treatment plan.
A case of the blues, grief over a traumatic event or loss, or general sadness is not the same as experiencing depression. Feeling sad, anxious or unmotivated may be symptoms of depression but are just a few of the things that define this condition.
Sadness is not an illness, depression is.
Sadness does not require medical treatment, depression does.
Depression is a chemical imbalance, and medication can play an important part in an effective treatment plan. If you think you suffer from depression, or know someone who does, it’s important to seek medical help.
At VH Pharmacy, we work hard to be sure that patients’ medications and dosage schedules are easy to administer and maintain.