social phobia

Bipolar disorder

What is Bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder (once called manic depression) is a medical condition which affects the brain, causing extreme

Social anxiety disorder

Social anxiety disorder — also called social phobia — is a condition where everyday interactions with other people provoke fear

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are medicines used in the treatment of depression. In fact, they are the most commonly

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for depression

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are medicines used in the treatment of depression. In fact, they are the most commonly

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

While most of us have, at some time, experienced the uneasy feeling that we have left home and forgotten to

Antidepressant medicines

Antidepressants are medicines that can be prescribed to treat depression and its symptoms. Antidepressant medicines can also sometimes be used

Psychosis

What is psychosis? Psychosis is a mental disorder where a person loses the capacity to tell what’s real from what

Schizophrenia

What is schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness which affects about one person in 100 in Australia. It affects

Taking fish oil boosts the effect of antidepressant medicines

Omega-3 fish oil is a useful addition to antidepressants in patients with clinical depression, an analysis of scientific studies has found.

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