Depression is a numbness rather than just sadness, lasting for days, weeks and months. It may affect people differently depending on their age, gender, personality and cultural background. Some people may find it hard to speak about feeling depressed and may focus on physical symptoms instead.
Depression has various types, with their own set of symptoms and causes. People with depression may experience various emotional and physical symptoms.
As well as seeking support from a general practitioner and other professionals, seeing an Exercise Physiologist to create a tailored Exercise Care Plan, may assist in recovery and management of mental and physical wellbeing.
It is essential to speak with a professional to seek help. For more information, including types, detailed symptoms, treatment and support, head to Beyond Blue.
If you feel sad for more than 2 weeks and experience several of the symptoms listed at Beyond Blue, please visit a doctor or mental health practitioner or call the Beyond Blue help line on 1300 22 4636.