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Psychiatrists and psychologists

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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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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Find a health service

healthdirect Service Finder is a free service that helps you locate the nearest health services in any part of Australia. You can search for health services such as general practitioners, hospitals, dentists, psychologists, hospitals, mental health, optical, pathology, pharmacies and a wide range of others. Find contact details, opening hours and billing options as well as other useful information for these providers. The service finder is also available via the healthdirect mobile app.

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Self-harm

Self-harm can involve cutting the skin, alcohol misuse or an eating disorder, and is often a way of coping with low self-esteem or trauma.

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Mental Health Treatment Plan

A Mental Health Treatment Plan is a plan for people with a mental health disorder created by your doctor, outlining the goals for your treatment.

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Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy (talk therapy) that helps a person to identify and change unhealthy or damaging thinking habits.

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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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Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a common learning disability that makes reading, writing and spelling difficult. Support and special education can help and are most effective when started as early as possible in childhood.

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Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a group of therapies designed to help someone change their thinking patterns and improve their coping skills.

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