Can't do what you need to do in a public toilet? You're not alone

Most of us will feel a little 'grossed out' from time to time when using public toilets. But for some, it's a much more serious concern.


Grip strength linked to mental disorders

Mental disorders such as anxiety and depression can increase physical health risks and are a leading cause of disability. Globally, depression and anxiety are the…

Mental Health

How to … stop a panic attack

A panic attack is a sudden surge of intense anxiety, panic or fear often in response to a stressful situation. Up to five in every 100 Aussies will experience a panic attack at some point in their lives. Someone having a panic attack will experience emotional and physical symptoms.

Mental Health

Anxiety is killing us slowly, but there is hope

How to make optimism and hope a permanent friend in bad times and good.


The ‘beast’ that is stalking us as we battle COVID-19

If you’re feeling stressed and confused during these challenging times, you’re not alone. Psychologist Eric Goodman explains how to banish the ‘beast’.


Return to ‘normal’ may be scarier than lockdown

Coronavirus lockdown made many of us anxious. But for some people, returning to ‘normal’ might be scarier.


Is too much ‘together time’ upsetting you?

Self-isolating is causing more than the obvious challenges, writes psychologist Judy Rafferty.


Why we look to carbs for solace

Gathering goods to store for lockdown is one way we try to manage anxiety. But why do we seek out certain foods, and should we give in to cravings?


Simple kit could ease confusion for dementia sufferers

Researchers believe they may have the key to helping people with dementia when they need to be hospitalised.


Desperately seeking help – for my wife and me

Ron asks psychologist Dr Emmanuella how he can help his wife and keep his sanity.


How you can keep anxiety under control while travelling

Travelling, whether locally or overseas, can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life. However, for many people, going outside their comfort zone can cause feelings of anxiety.


How to cope socially when a loved one dies

Losing a loved one and re-entering your world as a single can be an anxious and confronting time. Psychologist Dr Eric Goodman advises how to overcome social anxiety.

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