Mental illness will affect 1 in 5 Australians and depression will be one of the greatest health issues worldwide by 2020 according to the World Health Organisation.
All our GPs are experienced in recognising the early signs and symptoms of mental illness to ensure access to effective treatment and are aware that early treatment improves outcomes.
Mental illnesses significantly affect feelings, thoughts, behaviour and interactions. Mental illnesses include depression, which affects 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorder, eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia and drug and alcohol addiction.
Treatment can include counselling, cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness, the over the counter medication St John’s Wort, prescribed medications, referral to a Psychologist or Psychiatrist and less frequently hospital admission.
Toormina Medical Centre
|Monday – Friday||7:30am – 6.30pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 12:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 11:00am|
Sawtell Medical Centre
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Emergency Clinic at Toormina Medical only Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm & Sunday 9:00am – 11:00am