understanding schizophrenia

Understanding Schizophrenia

Although the precise cause of schizophrenia isn’t known, certain factors seem to increase the risk of developing or triggering schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a mental health condition that is characterized by experiences that remove one from reality regarding both thought content and perceptions. Schizophrenia affects 1 in every 100 people in Australia, with the condition typically manifesting in one’s […]

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The 10 Most Common Sleep Problems

They could be robbing you of quality sleep. If you’re having sleep problems, you’ve probably done your research on how to diagnose or treat the issue. However, there are many problems that can arise from poor sleep quality. And although the causes may vary, the result of any of these disorders is a disruption of […]

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Different Types of Anxiety Disorders

An anxiety disorder is a mental illness where your anxiety gets out of control and starts to affect your life. Each one of us can relate to the experience of anxiety in one way or another. Anxiety is that unpleasant feeling of nervousness and unease, usually accompanied by worries about what may come in the near or distant future. […]

what is depression

What is Depression?

Depression is more than just a low mood.  According to the World Health Organization, depression is a serious mental health condition that affects around 300 million people worldwide. Currently, it is the leading cause of disability across the globe. However, a large number of people affected by this never seek medical treatment, thus remaining undiagnosed […]

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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

The superheroes in disguise.  With the continuously rising rate of people of all ages suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other mental health disorders, mental health social workers play an integral role in the war against drug abuse, alcohol abuse, violence and suicide caused by mental illnesses. Just as doctors and surgeons are […]