Depression is a mental illness that may be mild or severe. Types include major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, dysthymic and cyclothymic disorders, postnatal depression and seasonal affective disorder. Seek help early to avoid the risk of other mental health problems.
Topic: Living with depression
Tackle depression early to address problems quickly and avoid symptoms becoming worse.
If you feel depressed, see your doctor for an assessment.
Depression in young people is often not recognised and should be taken seriously.
Depression is often not well recognised or detected in older people.
Men should seek treatment for depression. Untreated depression may become more severe and, in some cases, can lead to suicide.