Anxiety, depression, substance misuse and eating disorders are just some of the common mental health problems that affect many of us. In fact over half the population will experience a mental disorder at some point in their lives.
Don’t suffer alone. There’s a wealth of help out there, from psychological therapies, support groups, coaching groups, medication and so much more.
If you are concerned about yourself or a friend please seek medical help and pop by and see me in clinic.
Schizophrenia is a medical condition that affects the normal functioning of a person’s brain. Some people do recover and with time some find their symptoms improve, however for many it can be a prolonged illness. Approximately 1 in 100 people will develop it in their lives.
The symptoms can include confused thinking, delusions and hallucinations such as hearing voices that are not actually there.
We don’t yet fully know what causes Schizophrenia but we know that it could be due to a combination of genetics and possible environmental factors, such as the use of drugs.
Schizophrenia is treated using medication and community support programmes. Treatment is necessary to reduce or even eliminate the symptoms.
If you or a family member are concerned about Schizophrenia or would like more information, please pop by and see me in clinic.
Take care and stay healthy 😊
Dr Nora x
Visit minetworks.org.au for more useful information.