Hello Health and Lifestyle VIPs,
This is Dr. Bernadette, your friendly informative family medicine doctor, prescribing health, healing and happiness and guiding you to your passion and purpose. Everyone experiences feeling gloomy, melancholy or down––it’s normal. At times, life circumstances can be overwhelming and put you in a sad mood. But sometimes being unhappy isn’t just the blues, it is a sign of a deeper issue such as depression. Depression is an intense sadness accompanied by helplessness, hopelessness and worthlessness that lasts longer than two weeks. Don’t take it lightly, like high blood pressure and diabetes, it is a medical problem––you cannot wait it out.