Living with a chronic condition? How is it connected to your mental health?

Video Transcript

Welcome to “A Virtual Q&A with Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacists and Registered Dietitians!” Join our pharmacists and registered dietitians as they answer your questions on various health and medication topics.

Living with a chronic condition? How is it connected to your mental health?

Physical and mental health tend to be connected. Often, when patients come to see the pharmacist regarding chronic illnesses, such as pain or maybe fibromyalgia, they usually have some mental health illnesses that also affect that. It’s very important for us to discuss these things with our patients, to ensure that their mental health is doing O.K and that they’re not in a situation where they’re becoming depressed, or not wanting to participate in activities with their lives, in their lives with their families. And, to have that discussion, so that patients are treated from a wholesome perspective versus just treating that one condition, and not looking at the patient completely.

Whether you have questions about your prescription medications, over-the-counter products, immunizations, or other health concerns, our pharmacists and registered dietitians are here to help.

The information provided is for personal use, reference and education only and is not intended to be a substitute for a physician’s advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult your healthcare professional for specific information on personal health matters

The information included in this recording is correct as of August 30th, 2021