Bayside Psychotherapy: News and Opinion

How to stay motivated to beat bulimia

Submitted by on 22nd Dec 2013

Bulimia is a common yet highly distressing disorder impacting up to 2.9% of women in Australia. It involves phases of eating huge quantities of food in an uncontrollable manner followed by behaviours to avoid weight gain including vomiting, using laxatives, diuretics or other diet pills, or excessive exercises. These behaviours must continue once per week […]

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How and why should I tell my doctor if I think I have a mental health problem?

Submitted by on 21st Dec 2013

Mental health problems are widespread in Australian society. While publicity and awareness about their prevalence and understanding of possible causes continues to grow, stigmas around mental illness remain which can make it difficult for those who suspect they are unwell to speak up about their concerns without feeling embarrassed, ashamed or fearful of being ignored […]

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How to meditate and why should I?

Submitted by on 24th Nov 2013

Meditation is a centuries old experience that can help to generate feelings of inner peace and clarity and promote physical relaxation and optimal health. In recent times meditation has been pushed into the spotlight under the umbrella term of mindfulness which has become popular in psychology and counselling circles. Meditation involves bringing your attention firmly […]

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Coping with panic attacks

Submitted by on 24th Nov 2013

We all experience stress and anxiety from time to time, it’s an unavoidable component of living in a global society infused with sophisticated technology and focused on material acquisition that runs at breakneck speed 24 hours a day. How are stress and panic different? However panic attacks and panic disorder are very different from transient […]

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What are the symptoms of depression?

Submitted by on 24th Nov 2013

Symptoms of Depression Depression is one of the most common mental health problems facing the western world. In Australia, approximately 1 in 5 adults are experiencing depression at any one time. When people hear the word “depression” they typically associate it with what the DSM classify as major depressive disorder. The symptoms associated with depression […]

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How can I tell that I have an eating disorder?

Submitted by on 24th Nov 2013

We live in a world where we are bombarded with images and messages about our bodies. If our bodies don’t look a particular way, there is an implication that there is something fundamentally wrong about ourselves that we should address. If after having a baby we aren’t back in a bikini within a few months, […]

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What treatment is there for ocd?

Submitted by on 23rd Nov 2013

OCD or obsessive compulsive disorder is a crippling and horrific experience. It involves intense anxiety and afflicted individuals often feel ruled by the disorder. OCD includes obsessive or recurrent thoughts, images or impulses which generate psychological unease, fear and worry. Compulsive acts to ward off the psychological disturbance often follow or can occur independently and […]

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Phubbing: Psychological reasons and remedies

Submitted by on 6th Aug 2013

Have you been phubbed yet today? Have you phubbed someone without realising it? Phubbing is all over the news. Phubbing refers to an individual using their mobile electronic device either sporadically or continuously when they are in the company of others. Given society’s obsession with facebook, twitter, my space, texting, emailing and instant responding, it’s […]

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Shocking Binge Drinking Facts For Australia – The Social Cost

Submitted by on 18th Jul 2013

At Bayside Psychotherapy in Melbourne, we’ve noticed an increase every year in the number of people we help to stop, or come to terms with the damaging impact of binge drinking. Whilst we help people from all walks of life, facing all kinds of personal challenges it’s clear that binge drinking and associated impacts of […]

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Do People Really Get Addicted To Chocolate?

Submitted by on 19th Jun 2013

Yes people, especially women, can become dependent on chocolate; but it is important to understand that chocolate is not an addictive substance itself. A dependency on chocolate can occur however, but as a result of more complex combinations of physical and psychological reasons and in the physical, are thought to be more commonly connected to […]

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