RBH grants its patients with a free depression assessment

January 15th 2015Back

In an initiative to raise awareness of depression and related anxiety disorders, Royal Bahrain Hospital (RBH) -60-Bed, multi-specialty based in Salmaniya, Bahrain, is offering a free initial assessment to diagnose and treat depression in individuals. An expert medical staff led by Dr. Waiel Al Ani and Dr. Gardenia Al Saffar consultants at RBH Psychiatry Department will be conducting the assessment and examining the patients.
According to the World Health Organization, depression is affecting over 350 million people worldwide. It is a disabling condition that badly affects a person’s general health as well as affecting the communication with his surroundings such as family members and work place colleagues. The incidence of depression has increased every year in the past century, and now, statistics declare that one out of ten people is experiencing a depressive episode and this disorder is affecting women at different ages more than men worldwide.

“Depression affects all aspects of life making it difficult to function on a personal, social and occupational level. It consists of overwhelming fatigue, low mood and tearfulness or irritability that are associated with loss of interest and enjoyment in activities usually found pleasurable” said Dr. Gardenia Al Saffar.

“RBH has placed this free assessment and screenings to determine, identify and treat the individual’s potential risk of depression. Patients who visit us will be requested to answer a few questions about their lives and habits, which in turn would help us evaluate their case.” Added Dr. Waiel Al Ani