The Cairns Clinic
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Professional Depression Help in Cairns

One in five Australians at some point in their life suffer from clinical depression, making it one of the most common and serious mental health disorders. While there are varying degrees of this disorder, often negative feelings such as sadness, anxiety, hopelessness, self-absorption and helplessness are experienced for a prolonged period.

While these feelings can be normal, especially when one is experiencing a stressful period, if they do not dissipate after an acceptable amount of time depression counselling may be worth considering. The Cairns Clinic offers world-class treatment to our valued patients, in order to help them begin experiencing life in a positive manner once again.

How do I know if I am suffering from depression?

Experts have categorised depression into five main types:

  1. Major depression: a depressed state of mind and mood lasting at least a fortnight

  2. Psychotic depression: involves seeing and hearing things that are not actually there and experiencing paranoia

  3. Dysthymia: a severe state of depression that lasts for several years

  4. Bipolar disorder: involves experiencing extreme highs and extreme lows sporadically

  5. Mixed depression and anxiety: combination of the symptoms experienced in depression and anxiety disorders

For those suffering any of the above symptoms, The Cairns Clinic is able to provide professional depression help. Our experienced and friendly team will work with you every step of the way to provide the treatment you require.

Contact us today by filling out our online contact form, or by calling (07) 4050 7000.