Feeling sad or down from time to time is a normal part of life. However, some people experience intense sadness and low mood that is difficult to shake. This is called depression.
People with depression may experience poor sleep, a lack of motivation or interest, and a feeling of emptiness or numbness. These feelings interfere with their daily lives, making it difficult to do things they would otherwise enjoy.
Different people will experience depression in different ways, and as such treatment for depression will vary from person to person.
Treatment can be very effective at reducing or eliminating the symptoms of depression. Medication may be an important element of treatment. However, research suggests that a combination of medication, psychological therapies and support programs can lead to the best outcomes for some types of depression.
Ramsay Mental Health offers a broad range of psychiatry and psychology treatment services for depression that can be tailored to meet your needs, including:
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