ECT is a highly effective treatment for severe depression and psychosis, so why does it still have a bad rap?
There is typically no fever, no broken bone, no lesion to examine under a microscope when evaluating mental illness. Diagnosing disorders therefore is hard. A new way to classify disorders could help.
The causes of motor neurone disease and schizophrenia have something important in common.
Alternate realities don't just exist in politics – and not all falsehoods are lies. Distortions of the truth can range from a normal part of human nature to pathological.
Not even psychiatrists themselves can agree on what 'mental illness' is.
Some people have terrifying delusions they are infested with insects, spiders or even small animals. But help is available.
Recent Queensland reforms – due to take effect in March 2017 – do not include legislative safeguards for a certain group of people with mental illness.
People given taurine had significantly improved overall mental health symptoms, including those of psychosis, compared to those given placebo.
Rapunzel syndrome is an extremely rare medical condition where hairs the person has eaten become tangled and trapped in their stomach.
Lie awake and you could be playing havoc with your amygdala.
The clinical committee reviewing obstetrics services for the federal government's Medicare review said suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal death in Australia. Is that true?
Schizophrenia and the search for meaning in a puzzling world.
Psychology ought to go further than just restoring equilibrium. It should help us to flourish.
Behavioural activation aims to increase engagement in activities we value, which boosts our chances of deriving pleasure and a sense of achievement from life.
We cannot think thoughts that are not ours - but there are still those who claim to have external thoughts being put into their heads.
New research reveals some startling findings and discovers the problem is worst in the West.
Body identity integrity disorder is a strange and very distressing condition. A shift towards treating it as a neuroscientific problem could be the key to a cure.
The brain function of HIV-positive women who experienced childhood trauma is more compromised than that of women who are only HIV positive.
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.
Researchers are trying to fill in the blanks between genetic blueprints and psychiatric disorder by studying changes in the brain.