Coping Strategies for Depression

Depression is one of the most frequently reported disorders nationwide, affecting approximately 1 million Australians each year (Beyond Blue, 2015). Despite this, the symptoms of depression are commonly misunderstood. The Australian Psychological Society (2015) defines depression as a cognitive, emotional and physical state that is both chronic and intense. This article hopes to enhance your understanding of depression by both building on this definition and discussing the various treatment options available for depression.