What is Depression / Major Depressive Disorder?

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It’s human nature to feel down in the dumps, on occasion. Depression, however, is a diagnosable medical condition that presents in feelings of intense sadness, negativity and low-mood, lasting for a long period of time.

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You may be alarmed to learn that 1 in 16 Australians are currently living with depression, right now. And, with 1 in 7 Australians expected to experience depression at least once in their lifetime, it is practically guaranteed that someone in your care is suffering (Beyond Blue Ltd 2019b).

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