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All about depression

Depression is a medical condition during which people experience long periods (2 weeks or more) of an abnormally depressed mood with a loss of interest and decreased energy.

Symptoms of depression include emotional symptoms such as a loss of interest in normal activities, feeling sad, down, empty or feeling worthless. Physical symptoms of depression include feeling tired or run down.

People with depression may face mental-health-stigma or find it difficult to talk about their mental illness. There are, however, specific things you can do if you are helping or caring for someone with depression.

Head to Health, an online gateway funded by the Australian Government that can help you find free and low-cost, trusted phone and online mental health resources, including information about depressive disorders. Or find out more below.

Depression - an overview

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How to help someone with depression

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Melancholia (melancholic depression)

Melancholia is a type of depression, sometimes referred to as melancholic depression. Read more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment here.

Sadness

We all feel down sometimes, but if feelings of sadness or worry last more than 2 weeks, it may be a sign of depression or other mental condition.

The Mixed Depression & Anxiety Course

The Mixed Depression & Anxiety Course is an online course created to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression.

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Perinatal depression | Depression | ReachOut Australia

When someone has perinatal depression, they experience a range of symptoms. There are a range of things you can do to help manage your symptoms.

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What Is Perinatal Depression And Anxiety?

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Antenatal & postnatal depression in men | Raising Children Network

Men can get antenatal depression and postnatal depression. If you’re a man with symptoms of antenatal depression or PND, don’t ignore them – seek help.

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Perinatal depression

Becoming a parent brings a wide range of emotions, ranging from joy and excitement to stress and apprehension. But depression is more than just a low mood – it’s a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health.

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Contributing factors for postnatal depression or anxiety

Contributing factors for postnatal depression or anxiety

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Antenatal & postnatal depression: women | Raising Children Network

Antenatal depression and postnatal depression are more than pregnancy ups and downs or baby blues. If you have symptoms, it’s a good idea to seek help.

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Gidget Foundation - Post Natal Anxiety and Depression

The Gidget Foundation provides support for Post Natal Depression and Perinatal Anxiety through support services for families suffering emotional distress. 

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Gidget Foundation - Medicare help for Perinatal Depression

Medicare help for Perinatal Depression is available. Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the Medicare Schedule 

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Risk factors for perinatal depression - Partners to Parents

Find out what risk factors increase the likelihood that you will experience depression and anxiety during pregnancy or following childbirth.

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Antenatal depression, depression in pregnancy

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