Conditions

General Psychiatry

Mental health disorders take many different forms and affect people in different ways. Usually characterised by impairment of an individual's cognitive, emotional or behavioural functioning they are caused by physiological or psychosocial factors. Although certain symptoms are common in specific mental health problems, no two people behave in exactly the same way when unwell.

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Addiction

Addiction is a disease that operates in the brain. The addictive behaviour or substance over stimulates the reward pathways resulting in pleasure and critically avoiding negative emotions. The brain function of self-regulation is diminished and control becomes almost impossible.

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Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders are abnormal eating habits associated with psychological factors. Individuals are so preoccupied with food and weight that they can focus on little else. Insufficient or excessive food intake leads to the detriment of the individual's physical and mental health that can have life-threatening consequences.

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