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2. Depressive Disorders
 
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2. Depressive Disorders

Depressive disorders: Approximately 15 per cent of Australians will experience a depressive disorder at some point in their lives.Depression can involve low mood, a loss of interest in usually enjoyable activities, changes in sleep and appetite, and low energy. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy (IPT) are the most effective treatments for depression.

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