Economic depression definition: What is it?
The Economic Development, Employment and Skills Commission (EDECS) has launched an online tool to help people find out if they have depression.
It aims to help identify the condition, what medications are available and which treatments are available, in the hope that it can provide the information people need to better understand their situation.
Depression is a chronic mental health condition that causes feelings of sadness, fatigue and depression.
People who are depressed can experience feelings of hopelessness and loss, feelings of worthlessness and loss of control, anxiety and mood swings, and difficulty concentrating.
People with depression also have lower self-esteem, poorer self-worth and poorer physical and mental health, and a higher risk of developing mental health problems.
Depressed people also often experience more frequent and more severe symptoms of mental health disorders.
If you are depressed and have been prescribed an antidepressant or other antidepressant medication, you may also want to talk to your GP or psychiatrist.
You can find out about any depression medication that you are prescribed, and which types are prescribed by your local pharmacy.
You may also find it helpful to check whether you have a depression risk score, which shows how likely you are to have a serious depressive episode if you take prescribed antidepressants or other prescribed medication.
The EDS website has links to all the medicines that are prescribed to people with depression.
For example, if you have been on antidepressants, you will find links to any antidepressants that have been approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Medicinal Products Regulatory Agency for England (MPRA).
You can also check the types of antidepressants prescribed to you.
If your GP has recommended that you take a medication, or you know someone who has been prescribed one, you can search on the EDS site to find out what that medication is and how it works.
You should also check that you have access to a range of treatment options that can help you with your depression.
You may want to check that the treatment you are receiving is compatible with your health, but also to be sure that the medicines you are taking are compatible with the treatments that you need.
For further information about depression and medication, please see the National Mental Health Strategy, Mental Health: A National Approach to a National Crisis.
The National Institute for Health Research (NICE) is the national health authority for the health and wellbeing of people in England and Wales.
It is a non-profit, research-based organisation with the responsibility to deliver a coordinated national approach to tackling the causes of mental illness, to provide quality mental health services and to make recommendations on how to improve the health of people.
The NICE website contains information about mental health issues, including depression and its treatment.
The links to resources for people and organisations with information on depression, including mental health links, are available on the NICE home page.
For information on accessing support in the UK and abroad, see our guidance on how the NHS and the private sector can support people with mental health needs.
Find out more about the links and resources to mental health on the NHS website.
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