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What is depression?

Depression is more than just a passing feeling of sadness; it’s a complex mental health condition that affects millions worldwide. In Australia, the prevalence of depression is significant, with many individuals facing the challenges of this condition. Depression manifests in various ways, with symptoms ranging from persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness to changes in appetite, sleep disturbances, and a lack of interest in once-enjoyable activities. Recognising these early warning signs is crucial in seeking timely and effective support.

Our team of Australian-registered telehealth doctors at HelloGP is dedicated to assisting you in managing depression. Through virtual consultations, we offer a supportive space to discuss your concerns, assess your symptoms, and collaboratively develop a personalised plan for treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Depression symptoms often include persistent sadness, loss of interest in activities, fatigue, changes in appetite or weight, sleep disturbances, and feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness.

Clinical depression involves persistent symptoms lasting at least two weeks, significantly impacting daily life. If you experience intense, prolonged sadness, consult a healthcare provider for evaluation.

Treatment options for depression include psychotherapy, medication, lifestyle changes, and support groups. Telehealth services like HelloGP can connect you with professionals who can discuss the most suitable treatment plan.

Yes, depression is treatable, and many individuals achieve full recovery. Early intervention and a comprehensive treatment plan, often tailored to the individual, can lead to significant improvement in symptoms and overall well-being.

Do you need treatment for Depression?

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