Trusted information about depression treatment from leading Australian health organisations.
Depression - symptoms, types, treatment
There’s more to depression than ‘the blues’. If you’re sad for weeks, lack energy or no longer enjoy things you used to, you could be depressed.
How to deal with depression
If you are dealing with depression it can help to talk someone, such as a mental health professional or trusted friend. Learn how to talk about mental illness here.
Trusted information on antidepressant medicines, including what they are, how they work, different types, who should take antidepressants and possible side-effects.
Bipolar disorder treatment
Trusted information on bipolar disorder treatments including medication, psychological treatment, lifestyle advice, and links to trusted resources
How to help someone with a drug problem
Trusted information on how to help someone with a drug problem, help for you as the carer, plus how to tell if someone is using drugs.
Mirtazapine is an antidepressant medicine. This page explains what mirtazapine is used for, how it works, its risks and other treatment options available in its place.
Treatment for psychosis
Psychosis is treatable. Mental health professionals, along with medication and family support, can best help you manage symptoms and aid recovery.
Treatment for paranoia
People with paranoid thoughts can find it hard to trust a doctor or mental health professional, and may have difficulty accepting treatment. Developing a positive relationship with a health professional may take time, but can lead to recovery.
Diagnosis 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.