Children with a parent with a mental illness are significantly more likely to develop their own mental health issues, yet little is done to intervene or prevent this.
We’re jetting off overseas more than ever but that doesn’t mean we like it, with as many as one in four travellers admitting to a fear of flying. Here’s what you can do to cope with aviation travel.
All children feel anxious when they’re growing up, but children affected by anxiety disorders experience extreme fear, nervousness and shyness, which affects their quality of life.
Striving for precision may seem like a desirable trait, but research suggests extreme perfectionism is a risk factor for depression, anxiety and eating disorders.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a serious but treatable mental disorder that affects more than half a million Australians.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are common injuries resulting from a blow to the head that often lead to long lasting physical, emotional and behavioral effects.
A focus on people's strengths not just symptoms or challenges is helping people with mental disorders achieve a better quality of life and avoid being defined by their condition.
In Australia, dementia is the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancers. Typically, people with dementia deteriorate gradually and eventually die from complications such as respiratory failure – from pneumonia for instance – or other infections. Dementia will in these cases be registered as the underlying cause of death.
Children admitted to hospital can experience trauma, not just from their injury but from the experience. Psychological research is measuring the impact and suggesting solutions.
Dr Susie Burke FAPS talks about how to aid people's recovery after a natural disaster.