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Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Counsellors: Who to See for Your Mental Health Issues

Nearly half of us will experience a mental illness at some point in our lives. And all of us will go through periods of stress, sadness, grief and conflict. We're better able to navigate these periods when we are able to access the right support, medication or services. Sometimes the right treatment is lifesaving. There [...]

By |2018-01-11T11:08:03+11:00January 8th, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Why You Shouldn’t Lie To Your Doctors About Your Mental Health

When we think about Google and health, we usually think about patients searching online for health information. But you may be surprised that some doctors Google you. An Australian survey of how doctors use social media found about 16% (about one in six) had searched for online information about a patient, with roughly similar results [...]

By |2017-04-03T09:55:42+11:00April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Study: Smart Phones Accurately Detect Depression

Photo: Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images To determine symptoms of depression, doctors may only need to look no further than a patient’s smart phone. While people can lie on questionnaires and fake it on Facebook with upbeat status updates, the GPS and usage data on their phones can be a good indicator if somebody is [...]

Half of Dr. Oz’s Medical Advice is Baseless or Wrong, Study Says

“I haven’t seen a doctor in eight years,” the New Yorker quoted one viewer telling Oz. “I’m scared. You’re the only one I trust.” But is that trust misplaced? Or has Oz, who often peddles miracle cures for weight loss and other maladies, mortgaged medical veracity for entertainment value? These questions have hammered Oz for [...]

Is The Biggest Loser preying on disadvantaged communities?

The Biggest Loser machine screeched into the regional Victorian town of Ararat last night, and we all got to gorge on the usual clichés. Fat people stuffing their faces with junk food. Fat people crying. Fat people talking about how they are unlovable and unworthy. The Biggest Loser PR team would have us believe that their community-wide [...]

Girlfriend September 2013

Girl Achieving: Girlfriend September 2013 Melinda Tankard Reist As always, when I review teen girls’ magazines I look for the girls who are taking up their rightful place in the world, engaging in social action and cultural transformation. This issue we meet ‘2013 Girlfriend of the Year’ (I’m ignoring the eight pages on GF’s Rimmel [...]

Steve Biddulph – Ten to Fourteen Year Olds

We hear it everywhere - girls are growing up too fast. When I mention this to audiences of parents, their heads nod like they are going to fall off. Taxidrivers know it. Teachers know it. Doctors in emergency rooms almost weep when they say it, after dealing with twelve-year-olds who have drunk so much they [...]

Punch Drunk – Four Corners

Australians love a drink, and some see no problem at all with drinking to excess. But now doctors, police and paramedics have called "time", warning that alcohol-fuelled violence has reached crisis levels. "We are not facing a crisis, we're in a crisis. It's occurring right now." Read the statistics and it's hard to argue with [...]

School nurses axed in SE Qld

All state-funded primary school nurses have been axed in a move doctors and nurses say will most affect children who are already disadvantaged. The move comes as Royal Children's Hospital staff fear a "workforce redesign" could affect their ability to treat their patients and involve job cuts. Nine primary school based nursing positions have been [...]