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Fears Some People With Mental Illness Will Fall Through NDIS Cracks

This post originally featured on ABC News. Urgent action is needed to ensure there is adequate support for people who have a mental illness and are not eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), mental health service providers say. Money from a number of federal programs is being rolled into the

Switching Antidepressants During Nonresponse May Be Ineffective

December 14, 2016 Share this content: Adults with major depressive disorder who are nonresponsive to treatment may not benefit from switching antidepressant. One of the biggest challenges in assessing the treatment of major depression is antidepressant effectiveness. All antidepressants share a high rate of nonresponse, which often leads clinical practitioners to switch the

Mental Health Exclusion After Seeing A Psychologist

This post was originally featured on LAST week I unwittingly kicked a hornet’s nest. It started with something mundane; I applied for income protection. When the insurance company then insisted on a so-called “mental health exclusion,” it floored me. Let me explain more. Nearly two years ago, I was made redundant by