Measuring Stress

Comment: I usually get excited when I read about how technology can improve our health unfortunately, I often get disappointed about either the slowness of bringing a device to the market or that it does not live up to the hype. However, I continue to be optimistic, this new wearable device (still in development so …

Weighted Blankets – Do they help with anxiety?

Comment: Recently someone asked me about weighted blankets and whether they were worthwhile. Not knowing much about them, being a person who likes the air-condition on cold while I sleep with minimal covering I looked around for any information and came across this article in  Popular Science,  which is based on a systematic review published …

How culture may influence spiritual aspects of our life –

Comment: For many people, spiritual health is important to mental health. In my role as a psychologist clients will sometimes indicate they have had contact with aliens/ghosts/spirits and or other outer worldly experiences. In these situations, it is important to differentiate between those who may be having a psychotic episode, and those having an experience …

Exercise – Podcast

Following the release of the WHO guidelines on physical activity the ABC Health Report did a podcast on What dose of physical activity is best for you? Dr Norman Swan interviews Dr Melody Ding Associate Professor, Sydney School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney Podcast 30 November: length 8.5 minutes …