Depression is a common condition with serious physical and emotional effects. Depression affects 1 in 8 men in their lifetime and 1 in 5 women and is more than feeling sad or low. As depression is a risk factor for suicide, it’s important not to ignore this serious health condition and instead seek professional treatment.
Many professionals can be living with high-functioning depression, while others can experience melancholic depression. Undiagnosed depression can be present for a long time and may result in increased use of alcohol or other drugs.
If you believe you are experiencing depression, we can help. Fill out our contact form on our contact page or connect with us today on 1300-BANYAN (1300 226 926) or +61 1300 226 926 if contacting from outside Australia. Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are different types of depression, including high-functioning depression, melancholic depression, post-natal or antenatal depression. There are also depressive conditions such as bipolar disorder, cyclothymic disorder, dysthymic disorder and seasonal affective disorder. Professional diagnosis is important.
If you experience some of the following, you may have depression.
- Withdrawing from close friends or family
- Inability to concentrate
- Reduced performance at work or university
- Using alcohol or other drugs to regulate mood
- Constantly feeling overwhelmed, irritable, indecisive
- Reduced confidence
- Persistent feelings of misery, sadness, despondency
- Constant tiredness or sleep problems
- Loss of appetite or unusual weight gain
- Being sick and run down, joint pain
- Thoughts of worthlessness, giving up or hopelessness
Depression has serious physical and emotional affects and should not be left untreated. People don’t ‘get over’ depression – it is a health condition which should and can be treated. Choose Australia’s best private depression treatment retreat and rehab centre.
At The Banyans Health and Wellness, our professional multi-disciplinary therapeutic team develop effective integrated treatment plans for depression. Wellness plans to treat depression include care from doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, degree qualified counsellors, nutritionists, exercise physiologists and complementary health professionals. Your treatment plan is tailored and flexible. We also work collaboratively with any of your existing treating health specialists to make sure continuity of care.
Medical and psychiatric supervision is essential for medication changes to ensure safety. We also use proven allied health and complementary treatments including physical therapy, mind-body interactions, nutrition therapy and supplements, equine therapy, brain spotting, creative classes, recreational therapies and many more therapeutic interventions. Regular exercise can be extremely helpful in treating depression and that mind-body interactions such as yoga reverse changes in our DNA that have been caused by stress. We choose the best treatments from all modalities, and focus on results.