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Understanding & Dealing with Depression

Part of 'Take Away Training' series

Media Type - DVD
Author - Eve Ash
Subject(s) - Self-Development

Depression is a growing problem affecting many people. This important program explains depression, its symptoms and causes and what to do if you, or someone you know, suffers from it.

Training Points

About depression and its impact at work:

  • 1 in 5 people will suffer from depression at some stage in their lives
  • People suffering from depression may take 3-4 days off work per month
  • It can impact people's work performance, and there's a greater chance of industrial accidents (safety issue)
  • Associated problems - anxiety and substance abuse

What is depression?

If you experience these 3 symptoms for more than 2 weeks:
  • 1. Feeling unhappy and miserable and crying regularly
  • 2. Complaining to others about feeling sad or empty
  • 3. Lost a sense of interest and enjoyment in your life

PLUS if you have any of the following 4 of the following 6

  • Appetite or weight changes
  • Restlessness or agitated
  • Tired all the time and lack of energy
  • Difficulty thinking, concentrating and decision making
  • Feeling worthless and guilty
  • Feeling like life isn't worth living

Types of depression:

  • There are various types

What causes depression?

  • Complex picture - women generally suffer more
  • Suggestions of genetic links
  • More common in teenagers, elderly people and menopausal women
  • Certain medical conditions
  • Personality types; eg people who worry, sensitive to criticism, self critical
  • Stressful incident
  • Sometimes no obvious reasons at all

What can you do?

  • Depends on whether mild, medium or severe
  • Seek professional help - get specific advice
  • Activities and exercise can be helpful
  • Reducing drug and alcohol intake
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Minimise stress
  • Read books

What if someone else is depressed?

  • Talk to them
  • Not always helpful for a manager to give someone with depression time off work
  • Point out that you have noticed they seem to be unhappy, quiet or withdrawn
  • Assist people in finding information
  • Be prepared to negotiate a lighter workload
  • Don't ever give up on someone with depression

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  • Length - 18 minutes
  • Pricing
    Price - INR 7,750
    Intl. Price - A$ 275.00
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