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Depression

Depression is a common condition, affecting how you feel, think and act. It's often treatable and likely to improve with a doctor's support.

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Depression in men

Men who experience depression may find it hard to discuss, because of societal pressures. Learn about how you can support a man 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.

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How to help someone with depression

Supporting someone with depression can be challenging. Learn to recognise the signs, how to talk to someone with depression and where to get help.

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Depression in children

If your child has symptoms of depression that affect the way they think feel and behave, seek professional help as soon as possible.

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Depression in women

Depression is a serious mental health condition affecting how you think, feel and behave. It is more common in women than men for a range of reasons.

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Depression in young people

Signs of depression in young people include changes in how they think, feel or behave, and physical changes. Get tips on how to seek help.

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Depression in older people

Older people are less likely than younger people to report depression, but it's important you recognise and get support for mental health concerns.

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Losing interest

Losing interest in things you once enjoyed can happen sometimes, but if it's ongoing it may be a sign of a mental health condition like depression.

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Postnatal depression

Many women experience the 'baby blues' after pregnancy, but when feelings persist beyond these early days, it may be a sign of depression.

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