Depression

Clinical depression is an illness that causes the sufferer to experience a low mood for long periods of time. Often described as ‘sadness that won’t go away’, it can be caused by biological factors such as low thyroid function, often combined with a high-risk personality and stress. Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, affecting 6% of all adult Australians every year.

Female Depression
Depression affects 6% of all adult Australians

Symptoms

  • Out of character moodiness
  • Irritability
  • Staying awake at night
  • Loss of interest in things that are usually pleasurable
  • Increased drug or alcohol use
  • Withdrawing from friends and family
  • Being unwilling to go to work or school
  • Reckless behaviour
  • Thoughts and actions slowing down

Treatment

Treating depression usually involves a combination of medication and counselling or therapy from a psychologist or psychiatrist. Antidepressants are commonly used, depending on the individual. Having a strong support network is also essential for helping a person with depression get better.

How Delmont can help?

  • If an individual has a psychiatric concern, they may be referred to see one of our specialists in the consulting suites.
  • The Day Program provides therapy, relaxation classes and other group-based activities designed to support group mental health.
  • If it is established that the patients require full support, they can be then admitted as an inpatient.

Why Delmont

With over 40 years experience and an experienced multi disciplinary team at Delmont Private, our goal is to enable individuals with mental health concerns to gain a greater understanding of themselves and their difficulties in a safe relaxed and professional environment.  All patients are our highest priority.  Our holistic approach to treatment promotes long-term health and quality of life.

Your privacy and confidentiality are maintained at all times.

Need Help?

Visit your local GP or contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 - More