`Seek counselling to overcome depression'

VISAKHAPATNAM, OCT. 11. Professional guidance was important to overcome depression and anxiety due to health problems, the State president-elect of the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS), G.S.P. Raju, said on the occasion of World Health Day on Sunday.

At a meeting here, he said depression and anxiety affected the mind and body. Constant worry, often about illness and its fallout, caused loss of peace.

Apart from professional counselling, he suggested sharing of fears and concerns with people close to the patients.

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