Diagnosis of bipolar disorder
There are several ways to diagnose bipolar disorder. Find out more from the information and resources on this page.
Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE)
The Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) may be used as a screening test for cognitive impairment, such as dementia. Learn more about the test here.
Diagnosis of eating disorders
To diagnose an eating disorder, a doctor will need to assess your condition before referring you to the services you will need for recovery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Huntington's affects the nervous system and worsens over time. Symptoms include difficulty controlling limbs, and cognitive and emotional changes.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
IBS develops in as many as one in five Australians at some point in their lifetime. Here are the symptoms to look out for.