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Yuri Sivolap: Every seventh person encounters depression at least once

13:23 | 15.10.2015 | Society

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Penza, 15 October 2015. PenzaNews. Every seventh person encounters depression at least once in their life, said Yuri Sivolap, professor of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology department of the Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University.

Yuri Sivolap: Every seventh person encounters depression at least once

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“They need as much physical activity as possible. Nutritious meals, with vitamins as a requirement. A person must not remain under constant stress. If they remain stressed and cannot get out, and feel they are on the verge of breaking, it means they are affected by stress and heading towards depression, which calls for visiting a professional,” Dr Yuri Sivolap, MD, told journalists before the opening of the interregional research and practice conference “Problematic Issues of Narcology and Psychiatry” in Penza on Thursday, October 15.

Yuri Sivolap added that there are many kinds of depression, “pretty much as many as colds,” and it may “take a man down” if left without attention.

Describing the symptoms of depression, the professor explained that a person under its duress constantly suffers from bad mood, shows lowered self-esteem and is unable to feel happy.

“The objective of the conference is to help doctors diagnose depression and find means to persuade patients to undergo dedicated treatment,” the expert explained.

There is no need to be afraid of antidepressants, while the consequences of an untreated case of depression are dangerous, Yuri Sivolap added.

However, he pointed out that mild cases of depression can be cured without medication.

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