Depression

Depression

Under the umbrella of the term depression is Major Depressive Disorder and its related mood disorders including Bipolar Disorder, Post Partum, Cyclothymia, Dysthymia and Dysphoria.

1 in 7 Australians experienced depression in the past 12 months. That’s a total of 2.83 million people according to Beyond Blue. 1 in 6 will be women compared to 1 in 8 men. The statistics indicate that around 50% of these individuals are actively seeking treatment for this condition.

Common symptoms of Depression are: 

  • Depressed mood for most of the day
  • Markedly diminished interest or pleasure in all activities (Anhedonia)
  • Significant weight loss or gain
  • Insomnia or hypersomnia nearly everyday
  • Psychomotor agitation or retardation nearly everyday
  • Fatigue or loss of energy nearly everyday
  • Feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt
  • Diminished ability to think or concentrate, indecisiveness nearly everyday
  • Recurrent thoughts of death, recurrent suicidal ideation without a specific plan

Social isolation

Depressive disorders reduce an individual’s quality of life sinking them in to a world of loneliness, despair and intense feelings of hopelessness.

Call IPS now to book an appointment to explore treatment approaches to reverse this condition or click on the link to make a booking.

 

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