The importance of understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Join Andrew Fuller as he chats with guest Dr Chris Wever on understanding ADHD in children The prevalence of ADHD in Australia and the importance of diagnosis Diagnosing ADHD, its effect on children, and treatment options Strategies and resources for parents, teachers and those who support children and adolescents with ADHD Listen now below: [...]

By |2022-01-17T10:30:01+11:00November 15th, 2021|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Podcast|Tags: |0 Comments

Double trouble: How severe lockdown restrictions have taken a toll on population mental health

This article is based on research carried out by Jane Fisher, Karin Hammarberg, Maggie Kirkman, Thach Tran, Heather Rowe, Jayagowri Sastry, Ruby Stocker, Hau Nguyen, and Sally Popplestone, on behalf of the Monash COVID-19 Mental Health Research Group, Global and Women’s Health Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. As millions of Australians adapt [...]

By |2021-08-09T11:59:53+10:00August 9th, 2021|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: |0 Comments

Youth anxiety and depression are at record levels. Mental health hubs could be the answer

Christine Grové, Monash University The COVID pandemic has shone a light on the ongoing decline in young people’s mental health. Psychologists have warned if we don’t start to address the mental health emergency of young people’s anxiety and depression, it may become a “trans-generational disaster”. Paediatricians have said they are seeing growing numbers of young [...]

By |2021-04-08T11:20:51+10:00March 29th, 2021|Categories: Anxiety, Depression|0 Comments

Learning Strengths & Reducing Anxiety

When anxiety effects kids, some become ‘chatty & scatty’ while others become ‘broody & moody.’ Generally the ‘chatty & scatty’ kids become distractible & lose concentration, the ‘broody & moody’ kids become sullen, avoidant & lose motivation. They can become hypervigilant & see threats where they are none. I have written extensively about the treatment [...]

By |2021-08-18T14:42:24+10:00March 29th, 2021|Categories: Anxiety, Learning|1 Comment

COVID’s mental health fallout will last a long time. Here’s how we’re targeting pandemic depression and anxiety

Richard Bryant, UNSW Although Australia is now largely COVID-free, the repercussions of the pandemic are ongoing. As the pandemic enters its second year, many people will be continuing to suffer with poor mental health, or facing new mental health challenges. The effects of recurrent lockdowns, fears about the effectiveness of the vaccines, restricted movement within [...]

By |2021-03-03T16:13:25+11:00March 1st, 2021|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health & Wellbeing|0 Comments

Fear of going out? Here’s how Melburnians can manage anxiety when returning to ‘normal’

Jill Newby, UNSW Many Melburnians are joyous at the prospect of a return to socialising, as the city regains some old freedoms this week following significantly eased coronavirus restrictions. Social media is teeming with images of people looking ecstatic about the end of lockdown. But in stark contrast to these images, some people might feel [...]

By |2021-03-03T16:14:14+11:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Illness, Society & Culture|0 Comments

Dreading going back to the workplace? You might be feeling separation anxiety from your home

Raquel Peel, University of Southern Queensland As some of us return to the workplace, or are planning to do so in the future, we face the challenges of a changed environment of social distancing rules and restrictions. It might be your workplace will set limits on how many people are allowed in the lunchroom at [...]

By |2021-03-03T16:16:02+11:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Anxiety|0 Comments

Anxious about speaking in online classes and meetings? Here are 7 tips to make it easier

Lesley Irvine, Queensland University of Technology Many parents and students are engaged in a daily routine of speaking to people via a camera on a computer, tablet or phone during COVID-19 restrictions. This often means finding a quiet place in order to ask a question, provide an answer or share an opinion with a virtual [...]

By |2021-03-03T16:16:32+11:00September 7th, 2020|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing|0 Comments

What actually works for anxiety and depression?

Associate Professor Nicola Reavley and Dr Amy Morgan  The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed devastating effects on people and communities, with more than 10 million cases and more than half a million deaths globally. In addition to the health impacts, the United Nations has warned of a major mental health crisis worldwide as a result of