Psychiatry

Lynnette Hoffman
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Psychiatrist Jayashri Kulkarni explains what's behind the staggering trend, and what GPs can do...

Hugh Breakey
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The social psychologist Jonathan Haidt’s new book The Anxious Generation delivers an urgent call for action.

Expert/s: Hugh Breakey
Sophia Auld
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How to differentiate withdrawal symptoms from relapse, and reduce the risk of both...

Expert/s: Sophia Auld
Jacob Crouse
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The core experiences of depression – changes in energy, activity, thinking and mood – have been described for more than 10,000 years. The word “depression” has been used for about 350 years.

Susan McLean
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Susan McLean, a cyber safety expert, discusses the recognisable online sexual abuse signs and symptoms in young patients, and specific features of online grooming.

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Dr Amanda Cole
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Globally, one out of every eight people report a mental illness. In Australia, one in five people experience a mental illness in their lifetime...

Expert/s: Dr Amanda Cole
Ian Hamilton
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There has been a significant rise in deaths linked to the commonly prescribed anxiety drug, pregabalin...

Tanya Davison
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While many people maintain positive emotional wellbeing as they age, around half of older Australians living in residential aged care have significant levels of depression...

Lynnette Hoffman
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As new deprescribing guidelines are released, experts say it’s time to consider whether fears of stopping antidepressants are justified...

Dr Alison Poulton
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Many Australians with ADHD who take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine dimesilate) are facing a medication crisis. The drug has been in short supply in Australia for the past few months...

Dr Alison Poulton
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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is more often diagnosed in children. That might make you wonder if people grow out it as they reach adulthood.

Sophia Auld
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Despite increasing recognition and diagnosis of ADHD in childhood, many people still fall through the cracks, especially those with the inattentive subtype, says Dr Pansy Lai, a mental health GP at Sydney’s Mindsight Clinic.

Expert/s: Sophia Auld