Consequences of depression: reasons to get treatment
If you have depression, you already know that it has a high personal cost for you and impacts on your quality of life.
It can also be distressing for your family and friends, affect your ability to parent and often makes it difficult for you to do your job. Depression also increases the risk of suicide, but treatment dramatically reduces this risk.
It’s worth getting help!
For more information
- National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health. Depression: the NICE guideline on the treatment and management of depression in adults (updated edition). London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, 2010. (accessed 9 February 2012).
- Ellis P; Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Clinical Practice Guidelines Team for Depression. Australian and New Zealand clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of depression. Aust N Z J Psychiatry 2004;38:389–407. (accessed 9 February 2012).
- Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. Coping with depression: Australian treatment guide for consumers and carers. Melbourne: RANZCP, 2009.