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Treatment for PTSD

Treatments for PTSD include psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), but medication can also be prescribed in some cases.

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Accidental overdose of medicine

Accidental overdoses on a medicine are very dangerous, but preventable. Learn about the risks, how to avoid them, and the medicines that need special care.

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Treatment for mental illness

Mental illness is treatable, and most people with mental illness recover to live productive and happy lives.

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Treatment for insomnia

The first step in overcoming insomnia is to learn healthy sleep habits and change any lifestyle factors that may be contributing to the problem.

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Treatment for schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a major mental illness that causes an altered experience of reality. Your doctor can advise the best treatment options if you need help.

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Over-the-counter medicines

There are some medicines you don't need a prescription for. These are called over-the-counter medicines.

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Hormone replacement therapy

Links to trusted information about hormone replacement therapy.

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Drugs and alcohol

Learn more about drugs and alcohol including the health risks, dangers of addiction and long term abuse, treatment options and how to help people with a drug problem.

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Treatment for psychosis

Psychosis is treatable. Mental health professionals, along with medication and family support, can best help you manage symptoms and aid recovery.

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Reporting a problem with a medicine

You should report any problems with your medicine to a healthcare professional. It’s also helpful if you report them directly to the TGA. Learn more here.

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