In this episode of “Between Two White Coats,” we are discussing Depression. Would you please make sure you listen and subscribe to our Podcast for updates?
Depression impacts individuals and families worldwide. As medical professionals who work with family medicine patients who come to them with depression symptoms, Dr. Plaster and Amber Foster found it necessary to have an open discussion. Including mental health professional, Jane Robinson was especially important.
Causes of Depression
How to address it
Easy tips on how to keep your mind in a positive space
This Episode’s Special Guest
Jane Robinson is back again to discuss Depression with Dr. Plaster and Amber Foster. If you listened to our previous episode, you might have enjoyed her perspective on anxiety. Jane has 20+ years of experience in clinical therapy and family advocacy. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work.
What is Depression?
As defined by the American Psychiatric Association, “Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think, and how you act.”
Depression is a common mental disorder. Globally, it is estimated that 5.0% of adults suffer from Depression (1).
Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease.
More women are affected by Depression than men.
Depression can lead to suicide.
There is an effective treatment for mild, moderate, and severe Depression.
How has Depression impacted your life or the lives of your loved ones? Listen to this episode and let us know if it changed the way you feel about Depression.
“Between Two White Coats”
Dr. Michelle Plaster and Nurse Practitioner Amber Foster, Our Family Health Center’s own medical professionals, have come together to create the “Between Two White Coats” podcast that discusses the most pertinent topics that impact people just like you, family medicine patients.
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About Dr. Michelle Plaster
Before becoming licensed in Family Medicine, Dr. Plaster worked as a Professor of Anatomy within medical and nursing schools. With her education and training in counseling, Dr. Plaster worked as a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Counselor and a Hospice Counselor. Her work as a Professor of Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology at massage therapy schools piqued her interest in Complementary Medicine. She learned the benefits of massage, acupuncture, Chiropractic Medicine, and Complementary Medical techniques. She set a goal of having a practice where her patients would have a choice in their health care.
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