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PUFAs for Anxiety?

Do you know what a PUFA is? I assumed at first that this was a new term for an asthma inhaler – new terminology does keep sneaking up on me like that! However, it turns out that PUFA stands for omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids

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Recent articles

A Horrible Terrible No Good Very Bad Parenting Day: Vaccination Day for the Anxiety Expert
A Horrible Terrible No Good Very Bad Parenting Day: Vaccination Day for the Anxiety Expert
Dr Carol Newall

I consider myself a child anxiety expert. It’s my specialty trade in my private practice but I’ve also backed it up with published research studies.

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How did you go over Christmas?
How did you go over Christmas?
Dr Jan Orman

I find Christmas a bit stressful but I don’t think I’m alone in that. Everyone has a different basis for their Christmas stress and I know what my problem is. I want to make the celebration perfect for everyone.

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How is Your Mental Health?
How is Your Mental Health?
Dr Jan Orman

It has become pretty clear in recent times that health practitioners are no less subject to mental health problems than the people they treat. More so perhaps! Why might that be?

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A Work in Progress: a story of recovery
A Work in Progress: a story of recovery
Dr Jan Orman

Here’s something worth reading by Scarlett Winter, a 30 something woman in my practice. It’s her story of recovery from severe and longstanding anorexia nervosa and, although hers is a very specific diagnosis, there is much in it for us all to learn about recovery from mental illness generally.

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Improving Mental Health in the LGBTI+ Community
Improving Mental Health in the LGBTI+ Community
Dr Jan Orman

The next Black Dog Institute / eMHPrac live webinar will be held on 15th November. It’s an auspicious date. It’s the date the results of the national plebiscite on marriage equality will be announced.

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What do the ThisWayUpClinic course participants say about the program?
What do the ThisWayUpClinic course participants say about the program?
Dr Jan Orman

ThisWayUpClinic courses for anxiety and depressive disorders are very powerful – but there is no magic.

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Too Hard to Walk into the Clinic?
Too Hard to Walk into the Clinic?
Dr Jan Orman

Many people struggling with worry, stress, anxiety, or depression refuse to see a psychologist or counsellor. No matter how many referrals they receive, they never make it into a clinic.

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