What is premenstrual dystrophic disorder?
Premenstrual dystrophic disorder is when a woman has symptoms of severe depression, tension and irritability before menstruation, that are more severe than symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Can taking drugs cause schizophrenia?
Using some types of drugs, such as LSD and cannabis, has been linked to an increased chance of developing schizophrenia.
How common is paranoid personality disorder?
Paranoid personality disorder is estimated to affect up to one in every fifty people.
How common are phobias?
Phobias are among the most common mental health conditions and are estimated to affect about one in 10 people.
Is conversion disorder serious?
Conversion disorder can be a serious condition and cause significant disability.
Can children get depression?
Yes, children can get depression, although it is not as common as it is in adults. The symptoms of depression in children may appear as a loss of interest in usual fun activities, such as playing game…
Can men get bulimia?
Men can and do suffer from eating disorders, including anorexia and bulimia. In Australia about one in every four people with bulimia are male.
How common is obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?
In Australia, it is estimated the around 2-3% of the population will be affected by OCD at some point during their lives.
How is paranoid personality disorder treated?
Paranoid personality disorder can be very difficult to treat. As people with this disorder have such a strong distrust of others, they can struggle to trust their healthcare provider and follow a trea…
How is schizophrenia diagnosed?
The diagnosis of schizophrenia will usually be made by a psychiatrist after asking questions and finding out about your medical history. If your doctor suspects that you have schizophrenia, they may c…