Depression is thought to affect one million Australians per year and is the most common form of mental illness apart from Anxiety. If someone you know is suffering from depression it is important that they see a doctor and speak about treatment options. Depression in high symptoms can be dangerous and most suiceds are linked to some form of depression . Depression is not classified as dangerous by most.
The length of therapy required to treat depression can be long up to 15-20 sessions for moderate depression is recommended while some prefer even longer periods of therapy to affectivly treat depression.
Do I need Help
If you are not sure if you need help or not there are many free service that can help you make that descision. We recommend a visit to your local GP followed by a visit to a psychologist. In some extreme cases a visit to a psychiatrist maybe recommended.
If you are suffering and require free help Beyond Blue are recognised as Australias leading free service in the treatment of depression.