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The Worrying Trend in the Minds of Young Australians

Working out what’s going on in the minds of younger Australians can be both confusing and frustrating. Are they happy, worried, feeling like they don’t belong, or all of the above? A new survey of 47,000 children across Australia, aged between 6 and 18, may give us a better sense of what makes them tick. [...]

By | 2017-10-16T12:41:50+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Anxious Moms Give Clues About How Anxiety Develops

Moms may be notorious worriers, but babies of anxious mothers may also spend more time focusing on threats in their environment, according to a team of researchers. In a study, researchers used eye-tracking technology to measure how long babies spent looking at happy, neutral and angry faces. They found that the babies with anxious moms [...]

By | 2017-09-29T14:11:26+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Virtual Reality Goggles Used To Ease Anxiety

In a WA-first, virtual reality goggles are helping children feel less anxious when they have blood tests and other painful procedures. The technology is being used as a pilot program at St John of God Health Care hospitals and takes children on an underwater adventure to distract them. St John of God Health Care group [...]

By | 2017-09-29T14:11:22+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

When Anxiety or Depression Masks a Medical Problem

It’s perfectly normal for someone to feel anxious or depressed after receiving a diagnosis of a serious illness. But what if the reverse occurs and symptoms of anxiety or depression masquerade as an as-yet undiagnosed physical disorder? Or what if someone’s physical symptoms stem from a psychological problem? How long might it take before the [...]

By | 2017-07-03T15:44:30+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

Fidget Spinners: What They Are, How They Work and Why the Controversy

This season's hottest toy is marketed as an antidote for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and autism — but it's also being banned in classrooms across the country. "Fidget spinners" are small, ball-bearing devices that the user can rotate between his or her fingers. The momentum of the toy provides a pleasing sensory experience, according [...]

By | 2017-06-19T13:18:43+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Improving Sleep In Children With ADHD Has Some Lessons For All Parents

Every evening around the world, parents put their children to bed, hoping they’ll go to sleep easily. For most parents that’s exactly what happens. But for some kids, sleep does not come easily and evenings are a battle. Children with ADHD are much more likely than other kids to struggle getting to sleep, and staying [...]

By | 2017-06-09T11:01:01+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Categories: Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Too Many Children Being Prescribed Melatonin, Research Shows

The hormone melatonin is being handed out too readily to children who are struggling to sleep, despite the fact little is known about the long-term risks of taking it, experts have warned. Melatonin, a hormone the body produces naturally in reaction to darkness that helps prepare us for sleep, has been authorised for use among [...]

By | 2017-06-05T11:24:00+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How To Create A Low Stress Environment For Your Child

When you put a load on a piece of metal you stress it. That’s what the engineers call it. Stress. There’s actually a profession that deals only with understanding how much of a load any material can take. They’re called stress engineers. And these folks know everything about what happens when you exert a lot [...]

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