This is where you'll find information on mental health treatments as well as tips for your everyday well being from the team at Epworth Clinic. Check back as stories are added regularly.
Dealing with a loved one’s cognitive decline can be challenging. From forgetfulness to depression and everything in between, the changes in the person’s outlook can almost feel like you are dealing with a different person. Goodness Me looks at old age psychiatry (a.k.a. psychogeriatrics or geriatric psychiatry), what to expect in ageing relatives and where to seek help.
When a family member, partner or friend has Bipolar disorder knowing how to provide the right kind of support, without losing sight of your own needs, can be challenging.
Deep brain stimulation has been used for many years for treating essential tremors and other symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Earlier this year, Epworth Richmond implanted a DBS device on its first patient, who travelled from Western Australia to have the surgery. We look at what deep brain stimulation involves and how the first patient fared from it.
OCD is a very treatable condition with a strong evidence base supporting both talking therapies (psychotherapy) and medication therapy (pharmacotherapy)...
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has been found to be an effective therapy for treatment-resistant bipolar and unipolar depression. We explore the facts about this interesting treatment option.
Finding a way to talk to someone you are worried about is never easy. But reaching out to someone that needs help is the most important step.
The world moves quickly. Technology, family, friends, work, school, it’s easy to find yourself feeling stressed and anxious. Get stuck in the loop of endless busyness and negative thinking too long and it can lead to more serious health issues.
The end of active treatment can be an emotional time for breast cancer patients. Instead of feeling relieved and happy, some women find they feel lonely, anxious, stressed and vulnerable.
A staggering one in five people will go on to develop depression after a heart event. This can affect their ability to make the lifestyle changes necessary to maintain their health.
It is normal for individuals to experience feeling stressed or worried following a stressful or high pressure situation. These tips can help manage some everyday anxiety.