Health Diary: Mental Health Awareness Month

Almost 50 per cent of Australians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, but are mental health disorders becoming


Few of us will get through life without having the intensely painful mental experience known as grief. Grief is a

Seasonal affective disorder

What is seasonal affective disorder (SAD)? Many people feel more cheerful in summer than they do in winter, but for

ADHD treatments

There are several treatments available in Australia that can help treat the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Treatment

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) for depression

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) were the first antidepressants to be developed. They are sometimes referred to as irreversible monoamine oxidase

Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors for depression

Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are a relatively new type of medicine that can be used to treat depression.

St John’s wort

St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a perennial herb that can be used as a complementary medicine. It is commonly

Video: Antidepressants work, but some better than others

Depression is one of the largest public health issues. Every year around one million Australians experience depression and it is

Depression symptoms can be improved by diet

Depression is a common and debilitating condition which affects around one million Australians each year. While some episodes are short term,

Early treatment can help anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems and can be debilitating if left untreated. Symptoms of anxiety

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