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Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety disorders are common, affecting about one in ten with persistent, excessive worrying that can hinder their ability to function. This Speaking From Experience program offers first-hand accounts from people living with Anxiety Disorders. They discuss the impact it has…
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder, formerly known as manic depression, is an illness that affects brain function. It causes extreme moods. People with Bipolar Disorder can become high, over-excited and reckless, or imagine that they are more important than they are. They can…
Depression: Living with Depression
Clinical depression is an illness, a medical condition. It significantly affects the way someone feels, causing a persistent lowering of mood. Depression is often accompanied by a range of other physical and psychological symptoms that can interfere with the way…
Living with Persistent Pain
For those with chronic pain, the impact can be immense. Science is discovering nerve changes from the tissues, through connections in the spinal cord and ultimately the brain. These changes, commonly referred to as peripheral and central sensitization, means that…
Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Illnesses
Schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses interfere with the ability to think, act and feel. When acutely ill, a person may lose contact with reality. The symptoms are often very distressing for people affected and those who care for them. These…
Families and Mental Illness
Around one in five Australians will experience a mental illness at some time, and for every one of those there will be a 'ripple effect' on family and friends. This Speaking From Experience program offers offer first-hand accounts from people…
Living with PTSD
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can affect many different people, from survivors of rape and survivors of natural disasters to military service men and women. Experiencing traumatic events can change the way our brains function. Especially with severe or repeated exposure,…
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Parkinson's Disease: Early Onset
Parkinson's Disease is a neurological disorder, manifested by slowness of movement, tremor and rigidity. Symptoms vary, affecting movement, posture and balance. It mostly affects people in middle to late years although people in their 30s and 40s may be affected.…
Living with Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) is a treatable condition marked by extreme changes in mood, thought, energy and behavior. It is called bipolar disorder because a person's mood can alternate between the "poles" of mania (high, elevated mood)…
Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementia
Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms of a large group of illnesses which cause a progressive decline in a person's functioning. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. This Speaking From Experience program offers offer…
Motor Neurone Disease
MND (Motor Neurone Disease or Motor Neuron Disease) or ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is a condition which relentlessly destroys the nerves that control the muscles that enable us to move, speak, breathe and swallow while leaving the intellect and senses…
Losing a baby - Miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death
For most parents and families, pregnancy is a happy time filled with joyful anticipation and plans for the future. Losing a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death can cause feelings of shock, sadness and despair, and impact on every…
Living With Schizophrenia (Asia)
Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness characterized by incoherent or illogical thoughts, bizarre behaviour and speech, and delusions or hallucinations. Schizophrenia typically begins in young adulthood, and causes can be due to genetics, environment, and psychological and social processes. Delusions…
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder. People with OCD are besieged by thoughts, images and/or impulses which are unwanted, intrusive and involuntary (obsessions), and feel compelled to perform repetitive behavioural and mental rituals (compulsions). This Speaking From Experience…
Huntington's Disease
Huntington's disease (HD) is an inherited brain disorder passed from parent to child via a defective gene. Onset usually occurs at age 35-45 years, after which people experience a steady decline over the next 20 years or so. This Speaking…
Young People and Mental Health
Mental health problems affect one in five of us every year, and many of these conditions first affect people during their teenage years. Anxiety disorders, depression and other forms of mental illness are highly distressing and confusing for the person…
Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system. It affects twice as many women as men, who are usually diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40.This Speaking From Experience video offers offer first-hand accounts from people…
Living with Depression
Depression affects around 6% of us every year. Depression has a significant impact on the way someone feels, causing a persistent 'low' mood which can have a serious affect on their ability to carry on their everyday . Depression is…
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Parkinson's Disease: Late Onset
Parkinson's Disease is a neurological disorder, manifested by slowness of movement, tremor and rigidity. Symptoms vary, affecting movement, posture and balance. It mostly affects people in middle to late years although people in their 30s and 40s may be affected.…
Young People and Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes (formerly known as Insulin Dependent Diabetes or Juvenile Diabetes) is a condition where there is too much glucose or sugar in the blood because the pancreas is unable to make enough insulin. Insulin is the hormone that…