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Depression and bipolar disorder can make it hard to function in relationships or at work, but help is available. Learn more about mood disorders here.
Mental health conditions
Mental health conditions broadly refers to many conditions, including mood disorders, eating disorders and anxiety conditions.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that only appears at certain times of the year. Learn how treatment can make a difference.
Causes of paranoia
Whilst paranoia may be caused by a mental disorder, it can also be triggered by recreational drug use, neurological diseases, severe trauma or stress.
Types of mental illness
There are nearly 300 mental disorders listed in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). This is a handbook used by health professionals to help identify and diagnose mental illness.
Mental health and wellbeing
Almost half of Australian adults will experience a mental illness at some point in their life. Learn more about a range of mental health and wellbeing issues here.
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.
Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)
People with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) may appear arrogant, with an inflated self-image and disregard for the feelings of others.
Psychosis, where you experience an altered sense of reality, is treatable, but its causes are a mystery to researchers.
Many people, at times, feel paranoid. Paranoia is a state of mind in which a person believes that others are trying to harm them.