Depression, also known as major depressive disorder or clinical depression, is one of the most common mental health disorders in Australia. Fortunately, with the right support, depression is a highly treatable condition.
The cause of depression is multifactorial, meaning there may be genetic, biological, psychological, social and environmental factors contributing. Major life trauma, stress and change can be a trigger for depression. People with chronic disease, such as cancer, heart disease and other debilitating illnesses are at an increased risk of depression, as are those with a family history of depression.
Our Sunshine Coast psychologists understand the daily struggles of living with depression. There are varying severities, but importantly therapy has been shown to be an effective method of treating depression.