Mental Health

Being mentally well is an important part of a fulfilling life, but it isn’t always easy. In fact, statistics show that half of all Australians will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives. This can be triggered, for example by stress or a traumatic event, but it can also develop slowly over time.  Individuals affected may benefit from a range of treatments available here at Delmont Private Hospital.

This page provides information on some of the most common mental health problems. It is designed to be helpful, however it doesn’t contain enough information to form a diagnosis. If you think you or someone you know is struggling with mental health problems, don’t be afraid to seek help or speak to your doctor.

  • Anxiety disorder is a medical condition that applies to several different forms of persistent excessive worries. Common to all these forms is an anxiety that can be so distressing that it...

  • Previously known as manic depression, this disorder is characterised by unexplained and dramatic mood changes that may not be connected to events in the individual’s life. It is a diagnosable...

  • Borderline personality disorder is primarily a prolonged disturbance of the personality’s role in an individual.People affected by this disorder often have difficulty in relating to other people...

  • Clinical depression is a mental illness that penetrates an individual’s feelings. The individual may experience low moods, be persistently sad and/or have an aversion to activities and...

  • Aged Mental Health recognizes the special needs for people who are over 65 years old and who are experiencing severe behavioural changes as they grow older. Older adults are inclined to...

  • Schizophrenia is a mental illness where an individual experiences changes in behaviour and perception and dishevel thinking that can distort their sense of reality.

  • Alcohol dependency is a form of substance abuse. It is when an individual has trouble going through the day or certain situations without taking a drink. Drug dependency occurs when a person’...

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