New research has found child sex abuse survivors are far more likely to be the victims of a range of crimes as adults. The reasons why – and who is most vulnerable – are complex.
A new study finds no evidence of diagnostic inflation in the last four editions of the DSM.
With the coronavirus risk, many therapy sessions have moved online to video calls.
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With most therapy sessions now online, a psychologist explores whether more self-disclosure by therapists – sharing more about their own lives – might help their patients.
COVID-19, says the author, has had a significant impact on the mental health of millions of Americans.
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In the time of the coronavirus, learning how to adapt to adversity belongs in your toolkit.
What once looked like obsessive-compulsive disorder has become normal when faced with a deadly pandemic.
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Behaviors that would have been seen as pathological a few months ago are now applauded as adaptive and resourceful. Where do doctors draw the line?
Australia has managed to house the homeless in hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic. We now have an opportunity to be thinking about longer-term solutions.
Mental health is more than just the absence of mental illness. Positive mental health involves feeling good and functioning well, and there are ways to improve even if you don't have a mental illness.
Penn State Laureate William Doan found solace in a daily act that has benefits scientists are just beginning to understand.
It's normal to feel worried, anxious and edgy amid income losses, working from home requirements and concerns about loved ones' risk of coronavirus. But some people will need mental health support.
You don't have to be labelled with a mental illness to seek help.
Memes about depression might help those with mental illness cope and find a sense a community.
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Memes that feature dark or depressing jokes might seem alarming – but our research shows that they might provide a sense of community for those struggling.
Charles Bonnet syndrome refers to visual hallucinations in people with acquired vision loss, and symptoms can last for many years.
Digital technology may help improve the effectiveness of anti-stigma education programs.
People seeking mental health care still encounter stigma, even within the health system. New tools for teaching and sharing information may help address it.
Shy bladder, or paruresis, is classified as a form of social anxiety disorder.
Anxiety around going to the toilet in a public place is a recognised mental health condition. We explored the thought processes behind shy bladder and shy bowel to better understand these disorders.
Initial NDIS planning failed to recognise the unique needs and challenges of people with mental illnesses.
Some people with mental illnesses are unable to work or look after themselves but because their conditions are episodic, it's difficult to meet the NDIS entry requirement of having a permanent disability.
We all struggle from time to time, but many people benefit from seeing a therapist.
You might need to visit a few therapists to find one you can connect and engage with. If cost or access are issues, you might even like to go online.
GPs see 88% of the Australian population every year. So they’re well-positioned to provide mental health care to a broad spectrum of people.
Navigating the mosaic of mental health services available is hard. A GP can help.
Many employees with mental illnesses don’t get the help they need for fear of discrimination.
Stigmas surrounding mental health can create difficult or even dangerous situations for employees struggling with mental illness.
Darren Spencer at a memorial for his childhood friend Saheed Vassell, a 34-year-old father of a teenage son, fatally shot by police in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, April 5, 2018.
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Police are almost always the first responders in cases of mental health crisis. Too often these encounters turn bad, even deadly. But police were never meant to be in charge of US mental health care.
About 75% of adult mental health disorders emerge by the time a person turns 25.
The Productivity Commission has highlighted the growing burden of mental illness in Australia. But to really change things, its final recommendations should have a sharper focus on prevention.