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Common symptoms associated with depression:

  • Low mood
  • Diminished interest or pleasure in activities
  • Insomnia or hypersomnia
  • Teary
  • Fatigue, loss of energy nearly every day
  • Diminished ability to concentrate
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Suicidal thoughts/plans
  • Engaging in self-harm


Types of depression:

  • Major Depressive Episode (two weeks or more of severe low mood)
  • Dysthymia (two years of more of low mood)
  • Bi-polar disorder (individuals experience periods of low mood and also extreme high moods)


If you are interested in other gastrointestinal-focused information and intervention websites developed and hosted at
Swinburne University of Technology,
please go to:

IBSclinic.mindovergut.com for individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBDclinic.mindovergut.com for individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Disease


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