Depression is a medical condition characterised by feelings of extreme sadness and dejection. Depression is not just feeling sad, as everyone does occasionally. Depression can be treated using a combination of medication and psychological counselling. There are many different types of depression, including major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depressive illness), dysthymic disorder, cyclothymic disorder, postnatal depression and seasonal affective disorder.
Use the links below to find information on types of depression, treatments and personal stories about experiences of depression.
More information is available at:
- beyondblue: the national depression initiative
- Black Dog Institute Australia
- CRUfAD - Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD)
Last updated: 21 March, 2011