Dealing with life events
Life events such as accidents, a death and relationships can cause stress, but even happy events such as planning a wedding can make you feel down.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Someone with PTSD experiences long-term fear, anxiety and memories of trauma that interfere with their ability to function.
Dementia – an overview
Dementia is an umbrella term that refers to symptoms caused by changes in the functioning of the brain that affect memory, personality and behaviour. Read more.
Symptoms of PTSD
No two people experience symptoms of PTSD in the same way. PTSD in children and teenagers can also occur differently from how it does in adults.
Because there are a number of different types of dementia, there can be varying symptoms. Find out about dementia symptoms.
Causes of depression
Depression (also known as major depression, or clinical depression) is a medical condition where people experience long and intense periods of low mood which affects their ability to function.
What causes a stroke?
Stroke is a largely preventable event and many stroke risk factors can be reduced by making lifestyle changes. Discover what might cause you to have a stroke.
Health information in relation to a number of different life stages and life events, such as babies and toddlers, children, teenagers, young adults, pregnancy, women's health, men's health, seniors and end-of-life issues.
Causes of PTSD
The risk of experiencing PTSD can be increased by a complex mixture of factors such as childhood trauma and a history of mental illness.
Insomnia - leading to poor concentration or mood changes – affects one third of Australians at some point. Good sleep habits and lifestyle changes may help.