Patient was instructed on the importance to recognize the symptoms of depression to take action right away. Inability to remember things - fatigue or lost of energy, feeling "dragged out" and tire - lack of appetite or eating too much with accompanying weight changes - no interest in the things that used to bring pleasure - not sleeping at night or sleeping too much.
Patient was instructed on depression as a diabetes complication. Treating depression, getting help for depression not only improves a person's quality of life, it also can help people manage their diabetes better by giving them more energy and a more hopeful outlook.
Instructed patient to attend MD appointments.
Instructed patient to attend all psychiatrist appointments.
Instructed patient to begin treatment.
Instructed patient to perform daily safe activities such as reading and walking, in order to help increase self-esteem.
Instructed patient that depression is an abnormal and persistent mood state. It is characterized by sadness, melancholy, slowed mental processes and changes in physical patterns such as eating and sleeping.
Instructed patient about depression risk factors for suicide. Women are 3 times more likely than men to attempt suicide, but men are 3 times more likely to complete suicide.
Instructed patient that depression induced suicide is more frequent among white or native americans, older than 60 years, lacking social support and/or having financial difficulties.
Instructed patient that depression is more frequent in people with chronic or severe medical illness and also with substance abuse.