Tag: Research

  How Many Hours Should We Work?

What is the upper limit to the number of hours we might best work each week? This question relates to the issue of burnout, which occurs when the demands on us outstrip our resources. However resilient we are, we all have limits beyond which extra demands can lead to a range of stress-related symptoms. Such symptoms… Read more »

  Trump May Leave Us with Quite a Mess

An article examining the aspects of narcissistic personality disorder in the context of recent implication from the mainstream media that Donald Trump displays the characteristics of a narcissist.

  Optimism Needed for Mental Health

Mental health ought to be a significant issue in every federal election. Recent statistical findings highlight this need. Firstly, suicide is now the leading cause of premature death in Australia, and the leading cause of death in 15 to 44 year-olds. Eight Australians deliberately take their lives each day, double our road toll. Furthermore, one… Read more »

  Synchronicity, The Lost Soul of Psychology and Psychiatry

Synchronicity relates to meaningful coincidences that occur with such uncanny timing that they seem to go well beyond chance. To the uninitiated, this may result from someone looking out for such coincidences, or merely responding to the human tendency to find patterns in what we perceive. To those who have experienced striking synchronicity on innumerable… Read more »

  The Upside of an Ageing Brain

Many people express concerns about the potential impact of their ageing on their abilities, and especially their cognitive functioning. Our perceived mental abilities can be an important aspect of our sense of identity and wellbeing. Fortunately, recent scientific findings show how we can bolster our cognitive functioning to help counter or reduce the impact of… Read more »

  Effectiveness of Psychological Therapy for Anxiety and Depression

Chris Mackey and Associates released the following information as a press release to numerous media outlets throughout Australia on September 1st, 2010.   New study supports clinical and cost effectiveness of psychological treatment under the Better Access Scheme The Better Access (Medicare rebate) scheme funds psychologists and other mental health practitioners to offer treatment in… Read more »