There’s this awesome radio station in Broken Hill called 2DRY FM. They were kind enough to assist us with our health promotion activities. We had a great chat about the mental health issues with sleep – how to do it
Drink milk. Sleep is one of the commonest problems people see their doctor with. One study identified as many as a third of general practitioner attendees had concerns with chronic insomnia. It is a universal experience, but one which is
(This post includes material recently published in MindCafe.) Ageism is a worldwide problem. A literature search of ageism and its impact on older persons’ health (Chang E, 2015) included over seven million participants, comprising the most comprehensive review of the
I discussed with ABC Broken Hill regarding the recent lifting of lockdown restrictions. How does one recover from a pandemic that is still ongoing? https://www.abc.net.au/radio/brokenhill/listen-back-archive/10585276
It’s difficult to get excited about old age psychiatry. Often seen as the “palliative” end of psychiatry, there is a reluctance to see much of a benefit with regards to looking after older people, let alone excited about it. It
I had a great time collaborating with TED Education on this video. We discuss the history of the first antidepressants, from iproniazid and imipramine through to fluoxetine. We’ve come a long way very quickly, but there is still a lot
We have had more mental health issues this Christmas than before, in a time which is usually renowned for its relative safety. What are we to make of a message of joy and happiness during a pandemic?
When considering ageing and mental health, it would not be surprising to regard ageing as a risk factor for mental health in itself. However, this is a misnomer. Research has consistently demonstrated that mental health issues improve as one ages.
The COVID pandemic has forced many of us into isolation. About 50 years ago, one of the largest sociological experiments of its time found that that may be a good thing. I write in the Herald about the evidence for