Video: One in 4 Australians is lonely

An online survey has found a quarter of Australians feel lonely 3 days of every week and 1 in 5

Antipsychotic medication

Antipsychotic medications work by altering your brain chemistry to reduce psychotic symptoms like hallucinations, delusions and disordered thinking. They also

Cannabis psychosis

What is cannabis? Cannabis (marijuana, hashish, weed, dope) is the most commonly used illicit recreational drug in Australia. It’s a

Mental illness: available treatments

Treatment for mental illness often involves a combination of approaches, which may be offered by different healthcare professionals in Australia.

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.

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