Approximately 10–15% of adult population suffer from depressive conditions of varying severity, and about 5% suffer from severe depressive conditions. There are many underlying causes for depressive conditions, but often a certain current life’s situation, such as disappointment at work or relationships or loss, can be identified as the triggering factor.
Depression often leads to isolating oneself from social connections, becoming more passive and having challenges with expressing one’s emotions and hopes, which usually deepens the depression further. Depression often includes negative beliefs and thoughts about oneself. Simultaneous utilisation of psychotherapy and depression medication is clearly more effective than using either individually, which is why the coordination of the treatment in its entirety and appropriate monitoring of both treatment methods should be ensured.