Managing Depression in General Practice in Pakistan

Major depressive disorder has been found to be present in nearly 13% of patients aged over 15 attending general practitioners (GPs) for a new inception of illness3 Comparative data is not available for Pakistan. However4 two studies that looked into pathways to care in Rawalpindi and Lahore5 suggest that around 25% of patients seen in a psychiatric service are first seen by a primaiy health care physician. Other studies done at general practice level6 and a hospital based non-speciality clinic7 report a widely varying prevalence figure of 5.4-38.4% for anxiety…

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Cultural invasion

The interest of the Pakistani public in the Indian entertainment industry has been aroused to the extent that Pakistani private television news bulletins extensively air reports about the latest Bollywood releases and developments in the Indian film indus US philosopher Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 to May 7, 1915) once commented: “He who influences the thought of his times influences the times that follow.” This lesson has been learnt well by India, although it did not lack tutelage on the subject because of the maxims provided by that master…

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Mass media and cultural invasion.

Mass media is of great importance in the present era. The media has become a style statement more rather than a requirement. People have become dependent on the media for each and every basic requirement of their life. People have folded the world into their pockets in the form of mobile internet. Right from the children till old aged, everyone is into the trap of the media. Life is slowly becoming impossible without media. We can hardly find any nook or corner in the country free of the media and…

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Punjab a rich culture of Pakistan

In the Pakistan Punjab is largest province by the population. 56% of the total population is the Punjab population; it has 36 Districts and is contributing about 50 – 60 % of the economy. Punjab is most popular for its culture.  Pakistani Villages are the best places from where the glimpses of Pakistani culture are clearly visible. All the people from villages give more respects to their traditions, culture and norms and do according to their traditions. Punjab people are like to celebrate each and every tradition of their culture, Punjab…

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Pakistani Cuisine

Pakistan is a country with a wonderful landscapes, sceneries and  most importantly a distinct culture of its own .Keeping aside all other aspects of Pakistani culture the eating habits of the people here are also no match in the world. Pakistanis are fun loving people. They celebrate their festivals in their true colors and none of their celebration or event can be completed without a menu of tasty and delicious foods. The eating habits of people in different part of the country are different from each other for example Punjabis…

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