The commonest mental illness is anxiety, afflicting up to 30% of Australians at some point in their lifetime. Roughly a sixth of them have a specific phobia, often a fear of infection. For those who have been suffering in secret
This election, it’s important to remember the impact politicians can have on society. For example, the concept of the older person. There is ongoing debate regarding what constitutes an older person, but it generally centres around a magic number. In
Ageism refers to discrimination against older persons. It may not appear apparent that this could, let alone should, happen in healthcare systems, but it regrettably does. This narrative review outlines 15 studies that looked at attitudes to ageing amongst nurses,
Is it possible to put on a community engagement conference, provided free of charge to the public, involving major speakers from leading stakeholders in the ageing industry, in less than a month? That was the question put to the Faculty
A group of smirking teenagers stand in front of an old man. The teens wear red Make America Great hats, which have expanded in their original role beyond merely describing Trump republican nomination supporters. The old man in front of
The evidence for all things Christmas and Mental Health related – Holiday blues, Santa Claus, Decorations, and the meaning of life.
Why do so many Christmas classics deal with transformation of the self? https://www.smh.com.au/national/at-christmas-embrace-your-year-s-failures-it-s-therapeutic-20181217-p50mq0.html
The role of the father – personality development is most dependent on one’s relationship with your parents, in particular the father.
The challenge of ageing – a story of an 85 year old man who put himself up for adoption, six months before he died.
(This post includes material published in MindCafe.) Videogames and mental health. In psychiatry there are certain cultures that may pass us by, that nevertheless are of significant impact to our profession, and vice versa. One of these is