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Panic Attacks

Panic Attacks – A Comprehensive Explanation

What is a Panic Attack? A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear or discomfort that reaches its peak within minutes. These episodes can be highly distressing and may involve a variety of physical and psychological symptoms. Panic attacks can occur unexpectedly or be triggered by specific s...
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Coping with Depression

Coping with Depression

Depression in Australia Depression is a significant mental health concern globally, and Australia is no exception. The prevalence of depression can vary over time, and new data may have been released since then. As of 2022, it was estimated that around 1 million Australian adults experienced depress...
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Explained

What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder characterised by two main components: obsessions and compulsions. It affects people of all ages and can be distressing and disruptive to daily life. Obsessions These are intrusive, unwanted, and di...
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Bipolar Disorder

Have You Been Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder?

What is Bipolar? Bipolar disorder, or manic-depressive illness, is a mental health condition characterised by episodes of mania and depression. People with bipolar disorder experience intense mood swings that can affect their behaviour, thinking, and daily functioning. During manic episodes, people ...
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Postnatul Depression Disorder

Mental Health Statistics in Australia

Mental health issues affect millions of Australians every year. Often sufferers find it difficult to share their struggles due to the stigma attached to mental illness. That is why it is important that Australians are aware of the mental health statistics in the country, so know that they aren&#8217...
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Sleep & Anxiety

Sleep and Anxiety

John (not his real name) came to see me yesterday.  “Doc, can I get some sleeping tablets, I am having trouble going to sleep and staying asleep.”  John is a 35yo man, married with two children, working as an accountant.  He is a regular of the practice, and this is the first time he has [&he...
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Therapeutic Relationship

A Therapeutic Relationship

After reviewing a young person with a mental health disorder, I was reflecting on what makes a good consultation for them and myself. Is it showing compassion and empathy for the experience the person is describing? Is it developing an extensive management plan, with the inherent complexity and nuan...
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