How to fight depression

How to fight depression

Currently, many Ugandans are fighting depression at different levels. To some its because of high commodity prices, post covid struggles among others.  Depression causes fatigue, loss of energy and when not addressed early, could lead to suicidal thoughts. Here are tips on how to fight depression.  Be thankful for the good things in your life […]

Kampala International University Medical Student Scoops ICASA Award

Kampala International University Medical Student Scoops ICASA Award

A final year Medical student of Kampala International University Western Campus (KIU-WC); Musah Lumumba Nasoor has been honoured with the Michel Sidibe Global Leadership Award at the 20th International Conference on AIDS and STI in Africa (ICASA) that took place at Kigali, Rwanda. The event took place from 2nd to 7th December 2019. It ran under the theme: ‘AIDS […]

Addressing the Issue of Mental Health in Makerere University

Addressing the Issue of Mental Health in Makerere University

  The above is a quote from a close friend of Nsubuga Ashiraf a final year student pursuing Bachelors of Medical Radiography at Makerere University, he was found hanging on a rope by his roommate. Today, we focus on providing you information on how one can overcome depression at campus. When you wake up in […]

How to Boost Self-Esteem Amidst High Levels of Intimidation and Negativity

How to Boost Self-Esteem Amidst High Levels of Intimidation and Negativity

Self-esteem is an individual’s subjective evaluation of their own worth. It encompasses beliefs about oneself as well as emotional states, such as triumph, despair, pride, and shame. In some people it is high while it can be low in others putting them in a situation of distrust and helplessness. Self-esteem means feeling good about yourself. People […]

The 3 Major Components for Effective Management of Depression

The 3 Major Components for Effective Management of Depression

A wide range of effective treatments is available for major depressive disorder. Medication alone and brief psychotherapy (for example cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy) alone can relieve depressive symptoms. There is also empirical support for the ability of brief psychotherapy (CBT) to prevent relapse. In children and adolescents, however, pharmacotherapy by itself is insufficient treatment. Moreover, […]

The 5 Most Common Mental Disorders and How to Treat Them

The 5 Most Common Mental Disorders and How to Treat Them

A mental disorder, also called a mental illness or psychiatric disorder is a behavioral or mental pattern that causes significant distress or impairment of personal functioning. Such features may be persistent, relapsing and remitting, or occur as a single episode. Some times the causes of mental disorders are often unclear. This article looks at the five most common mental health disorders […]

Mental Health Policy Overview in Uganda

Mental Health Policy Overview in Uganda

Uganda has a draft mental health policy and an out-dated mental health law, but no separate Mental Health Strategic Plan. The small proportion of health financing which goes directly towards mental health is oriented towards the National Mental Hospital and Regional Referral Hospitals with mental health units; while mental health also benefits indirectly from the […]