Topic archives: Anxiety

Media Adviser: burnout doesn’t need to be part of a journo’s job

June 13, 2018 2

The media's known for being a high-stress environment. Maybe it's time for it to take on the support systems of other high-stress industries.

No, Beyondblue, we do not need more awareness about mental health

No, Beyondblue, we do not need more awareness about mental health

April 21, 2016 44

If you don't have a mental illness, you don't need more "awareness" of a condition you don't have.

Rundle: ‘depression confessional’ culture obscures the true nature of mental illness

Rundle: ‘depression confessional’ culture obscures the true nature of mental illness

April 2, 2015 30

Mia Freedman's original confessional on her anxiety, coupled with her supporters' follow-up commentary, display a profound lack of understanding of the historical and social causes of depression and anxiety.

Rundle: the dark side to Mia Freedman’s life blather

Rundle: the dark side to Mia Freedman’s life blather

March 24, 2015 21

Mia Friedman has written a long article about her anxiety and the marvelous medicine that cures it. But she doesn't mention all those silly side effects -- like coma, convulsions and possibly death.

From anxiety to Asperger’s, how the DSM is redefining disorders

May 17, 2013 9

The "bible" for mental health disorders is getting a much-needed update. It could reshape diagnosis and treatment for many sufferers, and not everyone is happy, writes Wes Mountain at The Citizen.

Why trying to make your kids happy actually makes them miserable

June 21, 2011

Modern day parents are obsessed with propping up the self-esteem of their children and raising happy kids. But therapist Lori Gottlieb says that doesn't explain why so many now-adults with happy childhoods are suffering anxiety and depression.

Pobjie: welcome to the crumple zone

Pobjie: welcome to the crumple zone

May 11, 2011 12

To say depression has only just wrapped me in its loving embrace would be wrong. I've been falling into that pit off and on for most of the last 20 years. But it was this year that everything came to a head, writes Ben Pobjie.

First Dog’s Highly Strung Week In Review

First Dog’s Highly Strung Week In Review

June 11, 2010 42