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Posts tagged with ‘Depression’

  • Mental health under Medicare

    By Reception on February 20, 2018
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    Millions of Australians are benefiting from seeing a psychologist. You can contact a psychologist directly or be referred to one by your GP. Medicare rebates are available. Since 2006, when GPs were first able to refer people to see a psychologist, there have been 26.5 million individual psychology treatment sessions for members of the public, for a whole range of mental health disorders, such […]
  • What is a Psychologist?

    By Reception on September 18, 2017
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    There has always been – and probably will always continue to be – confusion surrounding what a psychologist does, and what a psychiatrist does. While the names sound similar, there are important differences in their job roles and responsibilities. “Psychologists are university-educated experts in human behaviour, emotions and mental processes. They work with people across the lifespan to help individuals to […]
  • Help to understand Bipolar disorder on @WorldBipolarDay

    By Reception on March 27, 2017
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    Bipolar disorder isn’t to be confused with simple mood swings. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that is characterised by dramatic mood swings, racing thoughts, and restlessness. The condition was once-called “manic-depression” due the extreme mood swings between severe depression and elation, verging on euphoria, or mania. Sometimes people who are perceived to be “moody” are labelled by others as […]
  • Can being a Yogi improve your mental well-being

    By Reception on December 21, 2016
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    December is often the busiest time of year for most of us, a time when work, family and festive commitments seem to be pulling us in a million different directions. Often during this time when talk of Christmas is in the air we are left feeling more frazzled than festive and our mental well-being suffers. This can sometimes lead to […]
  • I have a black dog and his name is depression

    By Rachael Willis on August 18, 2016
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    As winter is upon us, often the change of season impacts upon mood and low mood or the “Black Dog” may appear. At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don’t know where to […]
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in Winter

    By Rachael Willis on October 27, 2013
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    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression, winter blues, summer depression, summer blues, or seasonal depression, was considered a mood disorder in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressive symptoms in the winter or summer. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorderss DSM-IV and […]