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Older people and mental health

Older people can have mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression, that are often caused by triggers such as grief, loss or illness. Find out more here.

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Depression and old people

Depression in adults over 65 can include unexplained physical symptoms, memory loss, and various behavioural changes. This page can help you diagnose if an older person may be suffering from depression.

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Symptoms 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.

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Essential screening tests for men

Screening tests or health checks aim to pick up health problems early in people who don't have any symptoms of disease. Read about tests men might need.

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Worried about dementia?

You might be worried that you or a family member has dementia. Learn tips to help you understand the early signs of dementia and how to raise concerns with your doctor.

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Shingles

Shingles is a painful rash caused by the chickenpox virus. Find out how to recognise the symptoms and what treatments are available.

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Life after a heart attack

If you have been diagnosed with heart attack, discover ways to comfortably manage your daily life by reading the tips on this page.

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Antipsychotic medications

Trusted information about antipsychotic medications including what are they, what they are used for, types, benefits and side effects plus links to the trusted resources.

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Counsellors and counselling

Information from leading Australian health organisations about counselling, including what counsellors do, types of counsellor, and how to find a counsellor.

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Medicines and alcohol

Alcohol can interact with some medicines, including those you can buy over the counter. Learn more about possible complications of medicines and alcohol.

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