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Myths About Depression

Feeling low or sad is part of the normal human experience, especially when we have a bad experience or lose someone or something important. However, a sustained change in mood with additional symptoms that constitute a change in your usual functioning may indicate a depressive episode. Firstly, what is depression? Us psychologists use a specific…

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5 Reasons to Volunteer

There’s so many ways to volunteer that there’s a role for everyone. If you’re thinking about taking the plunge – good on you! We could talk about the amazing benefits of giving your time and experience for free all day but we know you want to go research all the possible things you could do,…

Interpersonal psychotherapy

Quick Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy – IPT

Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is a brief therapy based on attachment and interpersonal theories. It focuses on resolving interpersonal issues that are causing mental health difficulties, like depression. Depression isn’t always caused by a problematic relationship but it can affect relationships when the sufferer seeks isolation, turns their focus inwards, or acts out. The goals of…

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Top Tips to Ace Your Dream Job Interview

It’s natural to feel nervous about a job interview, particularly if you think the stakes are high because it’s that once-in-a-lifetime, perfect role at just the right company. Before you get too overwhelmed or melt into a puddle of anxiety, take a breath and read a few tips we’ve compiled to help you through. Anticipate…

mental health disorders

Recognising when to Ask for Help

We’re all worried for our physical health at the moment but what about our mental health? In times of uncertainty, change, or loss it’s normal to struggle but some may experience more mental health difficulties than others. These are a few common mental health disorders we’ve seen more people presenting with at the moment. So…

Making the Transition to Working from Home

Working from home isn’t new for some, but for others it may be a challenging transition to move away from the routine hustle and bustle of the workplace. Some members of PsychMed are currently self-isolating and working through changes just like the rest of Australia. These are some of the tips we talked about together…

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The Mental Toll of Chronic Pain

Let’s talk chronic pain. 1 in 5 Australians live with chronic pain, the impact of which extends far beyond daily physical discomfort. Chronic pain can affect an individual’s whole life and the lives of those around them.