Stress and Wellbeing in Australia

Australian Psychological Society annually examines the levels of stress and wellbeing experienced by Australians. Read the published report on the 2014 key findings which include: Level of Stress and Distress in Australians Mental health Wellbeing Impact of stress Causes of Stress … Read More

How is late-life depression different?

  Most individuals will experience feelings of sadness throughout the course of their lives, over something that has gone wrong or perhaps because of some loss. This mood may pass in time, or other events may become a distraction. But nevertheless people cope … Read More

How is Depression Treated?

There are two major forms of treatment for depression that may be used individually or in combination, depending on the type of depression. Psychological treatments Psychological treatments for depression provide a supportive environment for a person to work through difficulties. Psychologists help by … Read More

What is Depression?

  The word depression is used to describe various and sometimes overlapping experiences. To many people being depressed means feeling sad, ‘blue’, downhearted, disappointed, detached or upset. However, a person can feel all these emotions without being ‘clinically’ depressed. Feelings of sadness or the ‘blues’ are generally brief … Read More

Managing Anxiety

How is anxiety treated? Psychological treatment, particularly cognitive-behaviour therapy, has been found to be very effective in the treatment of anxiety. Cognitive behaviour therapy is made up of two components. The first component, cognitive therapy, is one of the most common and well … Read More