Mood disorders (including depression) affect about 19% of the Portuguese population (EENSM, 2013).

This type of mental disorders includes different types of depression, namely (among others):

  • Dysthymia
  • Major depression, with or without suicide ideation
  • Bipolar disorder.

In R&CS, psychological intervention in this area is done with psychologists who are certified by the Order of Portuguese Psychologists and have proper training in cognitive-behavioural therapy and/or in interpersonal therapy, the most effective models for treating anxiety disorders.

The treatment is also articulated with psychiatrists, when necessary.