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Important Things You Should Have in Mind When Battling Depression

Depression is a common disease, and millions of people all over the world are fighting it. To get through it, there are some facts which the patient must understand about depression if they will come out strong. First of all, depression is a form of mental instability. This article will discuss more points a person struggling with depression must understand. Read on.

Not Everything You Are Thinking Is Real

sad, desperate First of all, I want you to understand that it is our thoughts that send us to depression. Not the occurrences. Let us take, for instance, a woman struggling with weight depression only sees the lean women forgetting that there are millions of women like her. The mind will trick you into thinking that everyone else in the world except you is happy.

A depressed person believes what they think. Rational thinking becomes bygones to them as irrationality takes the lead. It might not be easy, but I advise depressed people to try and stay away from such thoughts and think of things that make them happy.

Do Away with Negativity

sad emotionsThe normal way of thinking of a depressed person is that things will never get better, I am ruined, and I will never overcome this and so on. Thinking this way will only make the problem worse. With willpower and support, a depressed person can transform negative thoughts into positive ones. Tell yourself things like. I am going to be okay, things will get better and so on.

Do Not Follow What the Inner You Is Saying

There is this voice that tells us what to do. A depressed person should never follow what that inner voice is telling them to do. For instance, it might be telling you to stay indoors for the weekend. Get up and meet up with friends immediately. If you keep on listening to what the inner you is saying, you will never get better. Learning to do the opposite of the voice helps you to kill any negative thoughts.

You Are Not Alone

depressed manWhen depression hits, the thoughts that you are in this alone tends to fill the patient’s mind. This is of course not the case. There are other people all over the world going through depression and may be in worse situation than yours. You are not the first nor the last to suffer depression. Look up to people who were in your shoes but overcame for our victory.

 

 

 

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How to Avoid Drug Poisoning

In the medical profession, medics must deal with drugs. There have been numerous cases of drug abuse and drug-related accidents. Man is to error, but some mistakes can be too expensive resulting to loss of life for example. Such accidents can be prevented. This article will suggest some of the things to be done to avoid drug poisoning. Read on.

Purchase the Right Medicines

Many times drug accidents happen because the drugs where poisonous. If your purchase poor quality drugs, you will end up poisoning your patients. It is therefore important to contact research and find out who the reputable seller is and who is not. Stay away from cheap suppliers because their products might be cheap because they are of bad quality or rather substandard. Stick to quality suppliers and avoid switching suppliers now and then. They might be expensive, but worth it.

Label the Medications Properly

First of all, all medications should be stored in a dry place, unless instructed otherwise. After you have ensured that they are safely stored, label them correctly. This will help you in times of administration. You will not confuse the medications and helps too if you are working with other people. If the patient is supposed to take medication from home, advise them on the right dose and storage.

Check for Allergies

This has remained a common mistake even among the most experienced professionals. If you give a patient medication with ingredients they are allergic to; it will turn out to be a disaster. Enquire from the patients if they are allergic to the medication or ingredients in the medicine. This way, you will give the drug which suits them and reduces the case of drug poisoning.

Never Treat the Side Effects

While on medications, some patients suffer side effects of the drug. Some might be having stomach aches, headaches or vomiting. Depending on the way the patient explains it, you might end up thinking that they are suffering from something else. The worst mistakes you can do is to treat those side effects.

If you prescribe other medications for the symptoms, there is a high chance that the medications will react. This results in a more severe case. Take time to understand the symptoms of the patient and if you realize that they are side effects, do not prescribe different medicines.…