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depression and your relationship

Have you noticed how people treat you when you are depressed? Depression affects your relationship with others in negative ways if your depression is not overcome. Why do depressed people shun intimacy and drive people who are close to them away? To understand this, we need to know how a depressed person’s mindset works.
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what causes depression

Most people assume that depression is caused simply by recent personal difficulties or a chemical imbalance in the brain. Depression however, is often caused by the mix of recent events and other longer-term or personal risk factors.
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Guest Blogger @rarelyupdated

“Just get over it”. Those four words don’t seem like much but when you say it to someone with Depression it becomes something else entirely. It is (generally) said because the person saying it doesn’t understand what Depression is like because unlike cancer, or syphilis, it’s not an illness that is easily visible or understood.
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depression – why I care

Depression affects over one million people in Australia and anxiety affects over two million people. These two disorders are serious conditions and there are effective treatments available along with national support groups, such as beyondblue, who can help you deal with depression. Capril is not about just donning a cape and swanning around saying hey look at me. It’s a very serious cause, the cape part is because of the one person that brought depression into to the spotlight for myself, Angus, and many others.
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how can you help? part 2

People with depression/anxiety often don’t see the point of doing anything and may feel that no one can really help them. The type and amount of help you’re able to provide may depend upon your relationship with the person experiencing depression/anxiety.
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how can you help? Part 1

How do you let a person know that you think they might need help? It’s not always easy to know how to help someone who is experiencing depression/anxiety. It can be hard to know what to say or do. We all respond to situations and talk about things differently. The following approaches are designed with this in mind. They offer you a number of ways to help a friend or family member.
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