Mental health issues and the body

People who have persistent mental health issues such as depression, bipolar disorder and psychotic illnesses have – on average –

Video: Treatments for schizophrenia

What are the steps following diagnosis? Once someone’s been diagnosed with schizophrenia, the inevitable question is how do we treat

Video: Diagnosis of schizophrenia

Is it complicated to diagnose? A diagnosis of schizophrenia is quite complicated. It requires a doctor, or it could be

Video: Symptoms of schizophrenia

What are the core symptoms? Schizophrenia has several core symptoms. The first is when people have schizophrenia, they have symptoms

Another unacceptable life expectancy gap 

According to a consensus statement by over 50 major organisations led by the National Mental Health Commission, people with persistent

Co-morbid depression

Co-morbid depression refers to depression that occurs in the presence of another illness. People with chronic (long-term) physical illnesses, especially

Schizophrenia medicines

Medicines called antipsychotics are the core of treatment for schizophrenia. If you or a family member have been diagnosed with

Owner of a lonely heart

When Theresa May was the UK Prime Minister, she appointed a Minister for Loneliness – charged with developing a strategy

The health risk of loneliness

Socially isolated and lonely people have been found to have a higher risk of death compared to their socially connected

Prescribing exercise for mental health

It’s estimated that around 45% of Australians will experience a mental health issue like depression, anxiety or substance use disorder

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