Along with anxiety and substance use disorder, depression is one of the top three most prevalent mental illnesses in Australia. The illness has a particularly high lifetime prevalence, with one in seven Australians suffering from depression at some point during the lifetime.
There are several different types of depression that affect people in different ways, and symptoms may be mild, moderate, or severe. If left untreated, depression begins to interfere with daily life such as work and socialising, and can also affect your physical health. As we know, severe cases of depression can also lead to suicide.
Therefore, if you think that you may be suffering from depression, it is important to visit a doctor or a mental health professional as soon as possible. Depression medication is one of several treatment options available. Different people respond differently to various treatments, however our range of medications have been shown to be effective in those who are suffering from depression.