15% of Australians will experience depression in their lifetime
Definition of depression
The definition of depression is a condition which negatively affects how you feel, the way you think, and how you manage daily activities such as sleeping, eating and working.
Depression affects 1 in 20 Australians each year. It is not just a low mood, it is a serious medical condition that can affect both your physical and mental health.
Types of depression
There are five main types of depression which range from mild to severe. The different types of depression have specific symptoms which can be assessed by your GP or psychiatrist to determine the best treatment options.