The beginning of a new school term is often met with resistance from kids who would prefer to stay on school holidays. But for some parents, getting their kids to go to school is an ongoing battle.
Our genes are important when it comes to aptitude for sleeping soundly.
Talking to a friend about a problem can make matters worse, especially for women.
Taxpayers' money would be better spent on therapies that are proven to work.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is not the only game in town when it comes to treating depression in teenagers.
When does a healthy concern about your health tip over into illness anxiety?
University's reasons for not releasing trial data are groundless.
Behavioural activation aims to increase engagement in activities we value, which boosts our chances of deriving pleasure and a sense of achievement from life.
Talking therapy for people with post-traumatic stress disorder is one suggestion. A new study finds that surfing may be beneficial too.
While it's important to increase the diagnosis of depression and find a treatment plan that suits the individual, simply writing more scripts for antidepressants isn't the answer.
Smartphones, tablets and computers are increasingly expanding the availability of health services. This means we can access help anonymous at a time and place that suits us.
NICE recommends psychotherapy for treating schizophrenia and bipolar disorder,
despite a lack of high quality evidence to show that they're effective.
You're at the park with the kids. Everyone's having fun, and then a strange dog appears, baring its teeth. Your protective response is the evolutionary function of anger.
Some clinical perfectionists avoid or procrastinate because they fear not being able to meet their desired standards.
A new study has found that psychodynamic therapy is useful for treating depression, and the positive effects are longer lasting.
The sexual abuse of children is, understandably, a key concern for the public. But misperceptions about those who perpetrate it abound in public debate.
Australians have come a long way in understanding depression. Most recognise the symptoms and believe in the value of professional help. But anxiety disorders have been left behind.
So you're depressed. You know this because a health profession has told you so, or because there is no mistaking the symptoms. Perhaps you've been depressed before. What now?
Many who suffer from anxiety tend to blame themselves for their "tricky" brains. Compassion-focused exercises can soothe horrible bouts of anxiety, as they did for me on a recent trip home from Bali.
If you or someone you care about experience an emotional problem it won't be long before you hear that cognitive behaviour therapy, or CBT, is probably the treatment of choice.