‘Never Been Better’ – Female, 68yo, Mental Health Worker, Bipolar Disorder
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Drawing on figures from 2007, the Australian Bureau of Statistics tells us “almost half (45 per cent) of Australians aged 16 to 85 reported they would have met the criteria for a diagnosis of a mental disorder at some point in their life”. On the numbers, Jon Jureidini, professor of psychiatry at the University of Adelaide, believes the touted 50 per cent results from the conflation of two populations. He says 1 to 2 per cent of the population suffers from severe mental illness that requires psychiatric help.
In a pilot study of about 30 participants, almost half who received the combined therapy – rather than a single treatment or a placebo -improved, and about a third were in remission by their three-week follow-up. The Sydney Morning Herald, January 25, 2015
Mental health care is heading towards a crisis in NSW with one quarter of the state’s psychiatrists considering leaving the public system this year because of “grossly inadequate” resources and low morale. Mental Health Minister Jai Rowell says the government is committed to meeting community needs. The Age, March 9, 2015
This examination of 25 million mental health items, taken between 2007 and 2011 from Medicare data, highlights that those living in metropolitan areas have about three times better access to psychological services than those living in rural and remote locations. The Age, March 9, 2015
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