Mental Health Clinic
Mental health care is an often-overlooked area of healthcare that seeks to address common disorders such as stress, anxiety, bipolar, depression and schizophrenia.
The effects of mental illness can vary from person to person. In some cases the effects may be severe on both the sufferer and their family and friends.
If you believe you may be suffering from a mental health illness you should book an appointment for a mental health assessment with our experienced mental health care practitioners. Mental illness is something that affects 1 in 5 Australians at some point in their lives and is nothing to be ashamed about.
The symptoms of mental illness are difficult to distinguish from normal behavior changes without a full understanding of a person’s background and current situation. However, it is possible to list some signs that may indicate a mental health issue:
- Feeling depressed – have you lost motivation or interest? Is your energy low and you feel unhappy all the time? You may be dealing with depression.
- Anxiety – symptoms of anxiety may include constant worrying, shortness of breath, restlessness, heart palpitations and headache.
- Sleep problems – erratic sleeping patterns could indicate a sign of anxiety or a sleeping disorder.
- Withdrawn – if you or someone you know is isolating themselves they may have depression, a psychotic disorder or another mental health issue.
- Feeling worthless – feelings of worthlessness or guilt can become crippling and lead to more serious thoughts about a person hurting or killing themselves. These thoughts and feelings need to be addressed immediately and help sought.
- Substance abuse – alcohol and drug abuse may be a sign of a more serious mental disorder and contribute to mental health issues.
Other mental health issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and post-natal depression can be effectively treated once a diagnosis has been made.
If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one who may have a mental health issue, book an appointment to see one of our doctors as early as possible.
We offer mental health treatment plans that give patients 10 Medicare-rebated sessions with a psychologist or psychiatrist here in our rooms.