What can couples do to overcome the challenges associated with sleep disorders? Everyone has nights marked by tossing and turning, unable to quite one’s thoughts and fall asleep. This can be stressful for anyone, and it affects the way we function during the day. However, for some, this occurrence is inescapable due to pathological factors […]
What is Polysomnograms And How Does It Help With Sleep Disorders?
It gives a more accurate reflection of someone’s natural sleep behaviours and conditions, and present high rates of success. With roughly one in three adult Australians suffering from sleep disorders, it is no surprise that various sleep experts and institutions have begun to lobby the government to prioritise effective screening, diagnoses, and treatment of those […]
Myth vs Fact: Do Our Brains ‘Shut Down’ While We Sleep?
No, the brain is most active when we are asleep. The Proposal for a National Sleep Health Agenda report, released by Wake Up Australia, revealed that “almost 90% of adults suffer from a sleep disorder at some time or times in their lives,” while at least 30% of those cases were classified as severe. Many […]
Portrait Of Strangers
Anxiety sufferers – you are not alone! Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia. The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates that 1 in 4 people will suffer from anxiety. However, many are afraid to speak out about their experience and seek help, fearing judgement from those around them. In a recent interview […]
6 Useful Mobile Apps for Anxiety Self-Help
Helpful relaxation tools in the palm of your hand. Behavioural therapy is one of the best treatments for anxiety disorders, however, sufferers often have difficulty accessing this resource for reasons such as high cost, lack of time, waiting lists and the social stigma around seeking help. With the explosion of technology and specifically “apps to […]
What is ASMR and Can It Help With Anxiety?
A look at the science behind the strange whispering videos that have taken over one corner of the internet. ASMR has taken the media by storm lately – you may have read coverage from BBC News, the New York Times, or one of the countless other sources in recent months. But what does ASMR stand […]
How to Recognise a Panic Attack
Would you know a panic attack if it is happening right in front of you? Panic attacks are very common – according to a 2008 survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, around 40% of Australians will experience a panic attack at some point in their lives. Knowing this, it’s hard to understand why there’s […]
Myth vs Fact: Herbal Remedies are an Effective Treatment for Anxiety
Some “natural” medicines can do more harm than good. Healthcare professionals know that the most effective treatments for anxiety disorders are behavioural therapy, medication or a combination of the two. However, seeing a therapist or opening up to your GP can be a difficult hurdle for many people to overcome. No thanks to media sensationalism, […]
Your later days can be greater than your depressed days. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, approximately one in eleven Australians is struggling with depression. Interestingly, there are more women than men that are struggling with this condition. One of these brave women is Rebecca, a young lady who has been struggling with depression […]
How Doctors Diagnose Depression
Just because depression isn’t easy to diagnose doesn’t mean it can’t be. Diagnosing depression can be a daunting task and is usually left to trained health professionals. To come up with a conclusive diagnosis, the two steps that the professionals do are: 1. Interviewing the patient To truly understand what someone is going through, you […]