PTSD is an anxiety disorder usually developed as a set of psychological reactions exhibited after witnessing or experiencing a traumatising incident. The event may have endangered your life or your loved ones leading to feelings of helplessness, intense fear and terror. Individuals most likely to suffer from PTSD have either experienced physical and sexual abuse…

1 in every 5 Australian women and 1 in every 20 Australian men have become a victim to the curse of sexual abuse according to statistics. Surprisingly enough 93% of these offenders are male and most of them have received an average of only 5 years of custodial sentence. Child sexual abuse has crept into…

We have a tendency to formulate judgements about people from the moment we see them. We appraise facial expressions, tone of voice and body language before someone even expresses themselves. People suffering from asperger’s syndrome find it difficult to pick up social cues and express normal human emotions like the average person can, which leads…

More than a quarter in a million Australians experiences the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, once a year. At least 5% of all Australians have reported to suffer from PTSD at least once in their lifetime. The most common cause of PTSD is serious automobile accidents. Different people respond differently to…

Schizophrenia is a chronic, debilitating mental illness that presents with a constellation of symptoms that differ greatly amongst varied individuals. Some experience terrifying symptoms like hearing threatening voices or believing that people are plotting against them. Some even go as far as believing that people are trying to control, modify or extract their thoughts to…

Dementia is a disorder in which major deterioration in several cognitive functions from the patient’s previous intellectual level occur. The Australian government announced dementia as a health priority in 2005 with about 250,000 Australians suffering from this disease, and expectations of the patient count in Australia to rise to over 730,000 by 2050. The likelihood…

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