Depression and Anxiety

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Depression and Anxiety

Depressed senior man
Ageing and depression

Depression affects people of all ages. It is not an inevitable or normal aspect of ageing, although changes that accompany ageing, like poor health or the loss of peers and loved ones, may contribute to it.

Depressed women in a relationship
Depression and relationships

Understanding that a depressed person’s behaviour is the result of an illness may not make things easy, but knowing what is going on, and that the condition is treatable, can give a sense of hope.

Women sat against a window with social anxiety
What is a social anxiety disorder?

People with social anxiety may go to considerable lengths to avoid particular situations because they are so worried, or they may even have physical symptoms. It can also affect personal relationships, disrupt working life, and affect daily activities.

Man riding a train looking anxious
What is bipoplar disorder?

Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic depression, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. One in fifty adult Australians will experience the disorder in a year.

Man with head in hands depressed
Do I have depression?

Depression is an intense feeling of sadness that lasts for a prolonged period. It can last days, weeks, months or even years. Left unmanaged, depression can start to interfere with your day-to-day life, your wellbeing and your physical health.