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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

What Causes Early Onset Depression In Adolescent Children?

Earlier this year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) listed depression as the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. Not lung cancer, obesity or heart disease (on their own, individual fronts), but depression -- a common and serious mood disorder that, today, will reach one in seven Australians alone at some point in their [...]

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

Depression Prevention For Children

Depression is a devastating disorder. Once you have had an episode of depression your susceptibility to having further periods of depression increases. Resilient Youth’s research on 160,000 young people shows the rates of students who are at risk of depression increases across the years of school. Years   Girls              Boys [...]

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

Tips For Coping If You’re Struggling With Depression

Having depression is like wearing a dark pair of sunglasses. It starts to color your worldview and suddenly everything can feel very hollow and hopeless. You might find that things which used to bring you joy, now are met with a deep sense of numbness. Your thoughts may begin to get increasingly negative. You might [...]

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 [...]

Antidepressants Could Soon Be Rivalled By Device Emitting Electric Shocks

A device which sends tiny electric shocks to the brain to stimulate neurons could one day be at least as useful to people with anxiety and depression as antidepressants, Curtin University researchers hope. The university's Patrick Clarke said small electrical currents were being used to directly stimulate underperforming parts of the depressive brain and numb [...]