Depression is often a numb feeling rather than sadness. Often it’s not something you can control or just get over like the ‘blues’. Depression can be a serious issue, but there’s treatment available that can help you feel better.

Causes of depression can include factors such as:

There are a number of different types of depression, with distinct symptoms and causes. This means that there are different treatments for different types of depression.

Find out more about depression.

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