September 23, 2018

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My friend has had depression for nearly 5 years

Patient: My friend has depression and nearly has it for 5 years.How can i help him ( we are 14 and 15 years of age )?also if he is still depressed after 5 years how can he become not depressed?



Symptoms: Diagnosed as depression



Doctor: The depression word has many meanings and connotations – type, degree, chronicity, duration etc., your question is too twisted to answer it completely clearly. We need to confirm the diagnosis, co-existing problems and lot many things. Drugs, counseling and other therapies are available to get rid of depression. Meeting the doctor is important.


Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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