Anxiety

How To Tell If Social Media Is Giving You Anxiety

With around half of the Australian population logging into Facebook on a daily basis (yes, that's 12.2 million of us), it's safe to say social media plays a large role in many of our everyday lives. Of course, while there are numerous benefits to social media use, what you get out of it corresponds rather [...]

Are Smartphones The New Weapon Against Anxiety?

New research has revealed that apps installed on smartphones can be used to significantly reduce anxiety. Published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, the study is the first ever meta-analysis of all published evidence on the effect of smartphone-based therapies on anxiety in 1,837 people. The research is a collaboration between The University of Manchester, [...]

By | 2017-05-29T09:50:49+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Misconceptions Remain For Anxiety Disorders, Psychosis And Schizophrenia

Were you one of the more than 16,000 people who completed ABC's How 'mental health smart' are you? quiz a couple of years back? If so, a team of Melbourne University researchers would like to thank you. Your answers have provided important insights that could help shape future mental health education campaigns. "We certainly have [...]

By | 2017-05-29T09:43:51+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

There’s A Strong Link Between Anxiety And Depression, And Sleep Problems

Good sleep is essential for our mental well-being. Just one night of disturbed sleep can leave us feeling cranky, flat, worried, or sad the next day. So it’s no surprise sleeping problems, like difficulty falling asleep, not getting enough sleep, or regularly disrupted sleep patterns, are associated with anxiety and depression. Anxiety and depression, which [...]

Exploring The Various Types Of Anxiety And Depression

Mental health is an area that is finally getting some attention as a real and serious health issue, though we still have so far to go. Part of removing the stigma around mental health is understanding the various types of disorders people can be diagnosed with. There are many disorders, both under the anxiety and [...]

By | 2017-05-15T10:47:04+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Depression|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Doctor Issues Warning Over Mindfulness Apps Offering ‘Quick Fix’

Doctors are warning about the risks of relying on smartphone mindfulness apps, offering meditation and breathing exercises, for your mental health. The apps have become some of the most popular downloads, offering everything from improved creativity to pain relief. But Dr Quinn Grundy, a postdoctoral researcher with the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre, has [...]

By | 2017-05-15T10:15:38+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Illness|Tags: , , |0 Comments

15 Tactics To Help Cope With Your Mental Health

You’re always tired, but not sleepy. You find yourself breaking down for no apparent reason while getting ready in the morning. Simple tasks like grocery shopping can suddenly become overwhelming. If you are a person who suffers from anxiety, insomnia or depression, chances are that one of those statements, or maybe all three, resonate with [...]

By | 2017-05-05T14:16:20+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Being A Perfectionist Is Closely Linked With Anxiety And Depression Among Teens

Were you the kid in school who always aimed for an A-plus in every test, often pitting yourself against your classmates? Perhaps you're at university and ever striving for that distinction average. You would probably consider yourself a perfectionist. "Perfectionism works on a continuum. At one end, you have people who aspire and work hard [...]

How Student Happiness Is Crucial To Learning

Parents and schools spend a lot of time worrying about how kids measure up academically. Less attention goes to how happy kids are while they’re learning, and what that means for parents and schools. The OECD is trying to change that. New results from its high-profile PISA test, used to measure student achievement among 15-year-olds [...]

By | 2017-05-01T10:29:06+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

More Teens Than Ever Before Meet The Criteria For Having Mental Health Issues

Nearly 1 in 4 Australian teenagers meet the criteria for having a "probable serious mental illness", a joint report from Mission Australia and the Black Dog Institute has found. The Five Year Mental Health Youth Report presented findings from the past five Mission Australia youth surveys, during which thousands of adolescents answered questions on several [...]