Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Search results for: "Mental Health Assessment"

Assessment of paranoia

It's important to seek professional help if you or someone you know, is affected by paranoid thoughts often. An assessment can help determine the cause.

Read more

Diagnosis of ADHD

An ADHD diagnosis is usually made by a specialist paediatrician or child psychiatrist who assesses the child's behaviour, interviewing parents and teachers.

Read more

Diagnosis of PTSD

A diagnosis of PTSD can come as a relief for someone who has been suffering symptoms as it provides an explanation and basis for beginning treatment.

Read more

Diagnosis of psychosis

The first step in diagnosing psychosis is to see a doctor or mental health team at a hospital. Psychosis is treatable, so it’s important to seek help.

Read more

Personality disorders: symptoms, diagnosis, causes

Every personality disorder has its unique symptoms and behaviours. Someone may display some of these traits but not have a personality disorder diagnosis.

Read more

Diagnosis of mental illness

Mental illnesses can be diagnosed after a detailed mental health assessment in the form of an interview with your doctor or a mental health professional.

Read more

Diagnosis 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.

Read more

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) diagnosis

If you suspect you have BPD, the first step to receiving a borderline personality disorder diagnosis is to see a doctor or mental health professional.

Read more

Diagnosis of schizophrenia

If you have unusual thoughts, perceptions or behaviours that sound like schizophrenia, a doctor can diagnose your symptoms and recommend treatment.

Read more

Personality disorders: an overview

Personality disorder refers to a long-term pattern of thinking and behaviour that causes distress, making it difficult to function in everyday life.

Read more

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo