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Complementary therapies

Complementary therapies such as homeopathy, naturopathy, yoga and acupuncture are sometimes used alongside conventional medicine in a belief they can complement treatments.

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Radiotherapy and other cancer treatments

Radiotherapy uses radiation to damage cancer cells and stop them from reproducing. It can be used by itself or combined with other cancer treatments. Find out more by reading our partner pages.

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Homeopathy

This article briefly describes homeopathy, including the lack of current evidence for its effectiveness and safety.

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Depression treatment

Discover trusted information on depression treatment from leading Australian health organisations.

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Treatment for mental illness

Mental illness is treatable, and most people with mental illness recover to live productive and happy lives. Treatment can vary depending upon the person, their medical history and circumstances.

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Chinese traditional medicine

Trusted information about Chinese traditional medicine from leading Australian health organisations, including links to complementary medicines.

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Cervical cancer treatment

The type of treatment you receive will depend upon the type of abnormality. Find out about the treatments for cervical cancer.

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Massage therapy guide

Massage therapy is used to manage a range of conditions, with a therapist manipulating the body’s soft tissues. Learn more here about the most popular types.

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Reporting a problem with a medicine

You should report any problems with your medicine to a healthcare professional. It’s also helpful if you report them directly to the TGA. Learn more here.

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New phone app could reduce suicide risk

A new app could help mental health patients and reduce suicide risk, by sending counsellors data on mood, activity and adherence to medication.

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Antidepressant medicines

Antidepressants medicines treat depression, anxiety and related conditions. Antidepressants should only be used in consultation with a doctor.

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