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Psychiatrists and psychiatry

A psychiatrist is a doctor who has done extra medical training to become a specialist in mental health. Learn about what they do and how they can help you.

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Psychiatrists vs psychologists

Confused by the difference between psychiatrists and psychologists? Read more about how they differ in education and approach, referral requirements and costs.

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Mental health professionals

Mental health isn’t the area of psychologists and psychiatrists alone. Discover the different types of mental health workers available to you.

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What's the difference between food allergy and intolerance — and other health concepts?

Wonder why psychiatrists and psychologists are different? Did you know that prebiotics and probiotics are not the same? Learn the differences between those things, and more.

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Mental health nurses

Mental health nurses are registered nurses who have specialist qualifications in mental health. They work with doctors and psychiatrists to monitor a person’s health and provide links with other health professionals and services.

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Evan's story about living with schizophrenia - video transcripts

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Paying for mental health services

Mental health costs vary depending on where you are and what service you are provided. Learn more about the services and what the costs might be.

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Psychologists and psychology

Learn more about what psychologists do and how they can help you. Find out more about how you can find a psychologist and the costs involved in treatment.

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Schizophrenia

Despite what many think, people with schizophrenia don’t have a ‘split personality’ and very few are violent. Learn more about this mental illness.

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Antisocial personality disorder

People with antisocial personality disorder are sometimes called 'psychopaths'. They tend to disregard the law or other people's rights.

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