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What Can Depression Cause?
As you can see, depression can cause both
mental and physical anguish. It doesn’t
discriminate between men and women and it can
manifest in individuals in different ways.
Depression is also a spectrum. Major depressive
disorder is often the most severe and includes
the most symptoms.
Causes of Depression
There is no one cause for this mental illness. You
may be more at risk if your family has a history of
depression, you have a hormonal imbalance, or
experience a traumatic event.
It’s also important to note that depression in
women can occur in different ways. For example,
postpartum depression is unique to a woman’s
life and can affect her mood, menstrual cycle,
Managing your depression
There are things you can do yourself to help manage your depression. Here are a few ideas:
do regular exercise
get good quality sleep
understand what triggers depression for you (eg, lack of sleep, too much stress)
join a support group
learn relaxation techniques.
Getting help is an important part of managing depression.
Talk to someone: a friend or a family member
Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor
Contact your GP, who can advise on the best treatment options for you
Reach out to a member of your local community mental health team (contact them through your local
district health board).
Phone a helpline
Need to talk? (1737, free text or call)
the Depression Helpline (0800 111 757)
Lifeline (0800 543 354)
Samaritans (0800 726 666)
Youthline (0800 376 633)