Depression is one of the leading mental health problems in Australia, with one in seven people having experienced depression at some point in their life, according to Beyond Blue. Depression can affect anyone, no matter their age, nationality, gender identity and socioeconomic status. Therefore, anyone struggling with depression must know that they are not alone and that there is help out there.
Mary Magalotti’s Advice on Identifying Depression
Depression manifests itself differently for different people, and no two cases look the same. Thus, the symptoms and signs of depression vary greatly depending on the person. However, generally speaking, a person may be experiencing depression if they have felt down for an extended period of time, typically over two weeks.
Some examples of symptoms to be aware of are as follows.
Behavioural changes include:
- Avoiding leaving the house
- No longer partaking in hobbies and normal activities
- A decrease in productivity and concentration
- Withdrawing from close friends and family members
Experiencing excessive feelings of:
- Guilt and disappointment
- Frustration and anger
- Poor self-worth and self-esteem
- Constantly feeling overwhelmed
Experiencing physical changes such as;
- Constant exhaustion
- Feeling sick and rundown
- Experiencing regular headaches and muscle pains
- Problems with their gut and digestion
- Difficulty sleeping or having unhealthy sleeping patterns
- Loss or change of appetite
- Significant changes in weight
When it comes to depression, prevention and early treatment are essential. Therefore, if you or someone you know is experiencing signs of depression, we urge you to seek professional support immediately, before the condition becomes unbearable.
From their many years working in the mental health industry, Jodie Brenton and Mary Magalotti understand the severity of depression. Therefore, they are dedicated to offering the highest-quality psychology services to help people to overcome it through the Life Resolutions clinic.
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