Did you know that after an acute cardiac event such as a heart attack or cardiac surgery half of patients are anxious or depressed?
Often find yourself ‘down the rabbithole’, scrolling through negative stories, articles and posts for hours on end? If the news is making you feel anxious, it might be time to unplug from your phone for a while.
Sleep is linked to our mental health and wellbeing in so many ways: mental health concerns or challenging times can cause us to over- or under-sleep, and sleep issues can also exacerbate mental health conditions such as anxiety.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is much more common than many people may think. It affects approximately 25% of people who are exposed to traumatic events, and can prolong trauma for many years after the initial trauma. But there is hope for recovery with the right help.
With end of year celebrations coming up and many of us coming out of lockdowns, social anxiety, the fear of social situations, can be very common -- even if you've never experienced it before.
They tell us the holidays should be a time filled with joy, happiness, and connection. Although, for a lot of people it doesn’t always feel this way, and with COVID case numbers continuing to rise nationwide, so do the levels of stress and anxiety a lot of us are already feeling.
Alcohol affects everyone in different ways. The way it affects you can be impacted by your age, size, how much you drink usually and your health, but no matter who you are, overuse of alcohol can cause issues.
Anxiety is a normal emotion that helps protect humans from danger. When you sense you are in danger, your body releases of large amounts of the hormone adrenaline to make you more alert, increases your heart rate to help you move blood to the large muscles of your body, and increases your breathing rate to help you take in more oxygen.
If addiction is affecting your family, you’re not alone. In fact, one in 20 Australian deaths last year was caused by alcohol or illicit drugs. Addictions are often undetectable until the addicted person has reached crisis point, causing untold suffering for both the addicted person and their loved ones.
Teens are using their smartphones and other devices more than ever. Melbourne mental health experts are now treating teenagers who show signs of addiction to technology.