Clinical Depression

What is clinical depression?
A state of intense sadness, that disrupts the individual's ability to function in social settings and/or activities to daily life
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What are the symptoms of clinical depression?
Changes in appetite+weight, lack of energy, loss of libido, disturbs sleep, avoiding contact with friends, neglecting hobbies+interests, feeling anxious, continuously low or sad, low self-esteem, no motivation or interest in things
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What are the symptoms of clinical depression 2?
intolerant of others, not getting any enjoyment out of life, having suicidal thoughts or thoughts of harming yourself
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How would a GP provide support and care?
They would provide advice and support, and can prescribe anti-depressants or other medication, they can then refer the individual to other professionals more suited to supporting their needs
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How would a Psychiatrist provide support and care?
They will provide specialised therapies and medications that are best suited to their condition to allow the most effective and efficient treatment
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How would an occupational therapist provide support and care?
Will help the individual adapt their environment to cope with their daily life, e.g. self-care+physical activities , that will release endorphins in order to help the individual feel good. they can also provide relaxation therapies for support
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