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What is depression?
Depression is often a misunderstood mental health condition. Many people experience periods of intense sadness, grief, moodiness, or general lowliness. Depression, on the other hand, can be a debilitating condition that can harm more than just your mental health—it can harm your physical health too.
Depression can be caused by many, many factors, and most often a combination of multiple factors. Genetic family history of depression, mental illness, substance abuse, personality factors or events can all contribute to the development and experience of depression.
Every individual with depression experiences different symptoms. Some signs of depression can include:
- Lack of concentration
- Lack of motivation
- Physical exhaustion
- Problems sleeping
- Lack of appetite
- Excessive weight loss or gain
- Social withdrawal
- Increased drug and alcohol usage
- Overwhelming feelings of guilt, disappointment, sadness, frustration, or lack of confidence
- Overwhelmingly negative thoughts
What can you do to treat depression?
There are a few treatments, therapies and support structures that can help people experiencing depression. Everyone is different and their experiences are unique, so the best way to cope and recover from depression is to consult a trained professional. They’ll be able to either refer you to the right practitioner or help you undergo the necessary psychological, medical, or therapeutic treatments best for you.
To find out more about our depression counselling services, or how to access the help and support you need, please call our team today.For more helplines and support services, please visit the Health Direct website.