DEPRESSION

Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. In any one year, around one million people

in Australia experience depression. One in six women and one in eight men will experience depression at some time in their life.  

It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working.

To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks.

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DEPRESSION

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

If you have been experiencing some of the following signs and symptoms most of the day, nearly every day, for at least two weeks, you may be suffering from depression:

If you have been experiencing some of the following signs and symptoms most of the day, nearly every day, for at least two weeks, you may be suffering from depression:

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood

  • Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism

  • Irritability

  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities

  • Decreased energy or fatigue

  • Moving or talking more slowly

  • Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still

  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions

  • Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping

  • Appetite and/or weight changes

  • Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts

  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear      physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment

Not everyone experiences depression the same way and if you have any concerns please consult a health professional.

 

Your GP can be a good starting point to facilitate your journey to recovery.

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