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Depression is a common condition, affecting how you feel, think and act. It’s often treatable and with a doctor’s support, your depression will likely improve.
Depression in children
If your child has symptoms of depression, it's best to seek professional help. Find out more about depression and children.
Types of depression
Depression (also known as major depression, or clinical depression) is a medical condition where people experience long and intense periods of low mood which affects their ability to function.
Depression and older people
Depression in adults over 65 can include unexplained physical symptoms, memory loss, and various behavioural changes. This page can help you diagnose if an older person may be suffering from depression.
Melancholia (depression with melancholic features)
Melancholia is a type of depression, sometimes referred to as melancholic depression. Read more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment here.
All about depression
Depression is a common mental illness. Learn more about the different types, how to deal with depression and to care for someone suffering from the condition.
Just diagnosed with depression
Depression is a real illness with real symptoms. Find out more about what to do next when you just diagnosed with depression.
How to help someone with depression
It's not easy to know how to help someone with depression. Learn to recognise the signs, how to talk to someone with depression and where to get help.
How to deal with depression
Telling people you have depression and getting help is not easy, here's some ways to manage your illness. Find out more about dealing with depression.