Depression can be defeated. Dr Michael Yapko draws on 40 years of experience and the latest research to reveal the factors that fuel the mood disorder and the simple psychological skills that help people recover
Complex needs and a lack of training contribute to the failure to detect and treat mental health issues among the aged in care
Depression can be treated and even prevented by focusing on psychological therapy and learnt life skills. A leading expert explains.
For Olympian Libby Trickett, regular mental health checks have been her secret weapon - in the water and out
Violent lone wolf extremists are looking for acknowledgment and attention as they feel overlooked, aggrieved and insignificant.
The death of a brother or sister during the teenage years can affect how young people develop independence, romantic relationships and even career paths.
Ageism is rife but negative perceptions of older people are not just restricted to the young – research shows older people can also hold bias about ageing which can impair their mental and physical health and enjoyment 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.
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.