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Depression

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Older men and depression

Depression affects people of all ages. It is not an inevitable or normal aspect of ageing, although some of the changes that may accompany ageing, such as poor health and the loss of peers and loved ones, may contribute to it. Here MensLine Australia explores how to recognise the symptoms of depression, and how to treat it.

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Am I depressed?

Everyone feels sad or down from time to time, but this does not necessarily mean you are depressed. Depression is an intense feeling of sadness that lasts for a long time, sometimes weeks, months or years. Here MensLine Australia discusses the signs to look out for if you think you may be depressed.

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What is depression?

Everyone feels sad or down from time to time, but this does not necessarily mean you are depressed. Understand the symptoms of depression, and how to treat it.

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What is the difference between depression and sadness?

How to recognise the difference between depression and sadness and learn when you may need to seek professional support.

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How to break the negative thinking loop

Many of us feel under threat from the current COVID-19 crisis. Ongoing negative thoughts and constant feelings of anxiety are just one of many ways we react to feeling under threat. If you are worried that you, or a family member, may be stuck in a negative thinking loop, here are a few ways you can break free of this thought pattern.

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