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Depression and recovery - Akello's story

Being diagnosed with depression can be both emotionally and practically challenging. Watching this personal story video can be helpful for you.

Akello is married with three school-aged children and works part time as a community worker. She migrated to Australia in 2005. Akello suffered emotional distress after giving birth to her children in Uganda but went untreated. She was diagnosed with depression in Australia in 2010 when she was put on antidepressant medication by her doctor and referred to a psychologist as part of a mental health plan.

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This interview has been sourced from Healthtalk Australia. Healthtalk Australia is the Australian collaborator of healthtalk.org (UK) which conducts award-winning research into patient experiences in conjunction with the Health Experience Research Group at the University of Oxford, UK.

healthdirect doesn’t endorse any personal opinions expressed in the video, and we recommend you discuss any questions you have regarding unfamiliar terms or descriptions with a health professional.

Copyright: ©2013 Monash University. Used under licence from DIPEx. All rights reserved.

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healthtalk.org (Experiences of depression and recovery in Australia, 40-49, Akello)

Last reviewed: August 2013

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