Others

Our psychiatrists also treat a wide range of other problems or disorders. These include:  –              Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) –              Eating Disorders –              ADHD Personality Disorders — maladaptive personal characteristic Eating Disorders: Disturbances of weight and feeding behaviour Our friendly reception staff will be more than happy to further discuss your specific concerns

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Substance Abuse Disorders

Problems with substance abuse usually co-exist with other problems, such as depression/ mood disorders, anxiety or psychosis. However, not uncommonly, they are significant enough on their own and warrant a separate diagnosis. To get the best possible outcome, substance abuse problems need to be identified and treated as early as possible. Often the biggest challenge…

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Psychotic Disorders

This is usually associated with Schizophrenia, as one of the main symptoms of Schizophrenia is psychosis. Psychosis refers to serious problems with thinking clearly and knowing what is real and what is not real. This can include hearing or seeing things that are not there (hallucinations) or having unusual beliefs that are abnormal or not…

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Bipolar Disorder

Whilst Bipolar Disorder affects approximately 3% of the Australian population, there is now emerging evidence that it is more common than previously thought and often misdiagnosed. Bipolar disorder usually affects a person’s mood, energy and sleep. It can result in extremes of mood (“highs and lows”), which tend to affect the person’s function. There are…

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Depression

Depression is the most commonly known mood disorder. It can present at any time through life (childhood/ adolescence, after giving birth, post-menopause etc). It is sometimes associated with stressful events. Although we usually think of depression as a person feeling sad or unable to enjoy anything, they can also have other symptoms, such as, problems…

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Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, commonly termed OCD, is the title given to the condition in which the person develops intrusive thoughts, images or impulses (e.g. obsessions), usually alongside associated compulsive behaviours. OCD is a treatable disorder that can affect both males and females of all ages. It is the fourth most common mental health disorder and…

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Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety and Anxiety disorders tend to be the most common disorders psychiatrists see and treat in the community. With effective treatments, they can usually be treated well. Anxiety disorders usually encompass: –              Generalised Anxiety Disorders (GAD), Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia (fear of situations and places where one might…

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