Dyslexia Explained Video

Dyslexia is a specific learning difference. Children with dyslexia have trouble reading and writing, and often fall behind their peers as they progress through the earlier grades. Dyslexia can cause children to experience problems learning letter sounds and have trouble with reading single words, such as flash cards. Children may have trouble spelling and read…

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Margaret McDonald Clinical Psychologist Brisbane offers a variety of proven ways to assist with your particular problems and issues. These therapies include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which aims to change the way you solve problems and deal with distressing and emotions through challenging your thinking and the way you may have avoided issues in the past.…

The Black Dog – Depression

At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don’t know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the…

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Anger Management

From mild frustration to full blown rage, we all experience it at some point or another. Anger is a natural feeling and managing it is important for emotional, psychological and physical wellbeing. When difficulties with anger management occur, anger begins to have significantly negative impacts on an individual’s life including work, personal wellbeing as well…

Depression

Sadness or feeling down for a short time is a normal part of life. Often your mood picks up when support from family or friends is present or there is a change in your situation. If your mood does not improve within a couple of weeks or it begins to significantly impact your social or…

Dealing with Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal part of everyday life and in many situations it is reasonable to react with some anxiety. However about 15 – 20 % of the population experience anxiety that is more intense and lasts for longer. Anxiety which affects your everyday life, ability to go to work or impacts social activities is…

Panic Attacks

Panic attacks can be frightening for people who experience them since there appears to be no reason for them. When a panic attack occurs, often feelings of fear increase and make the panic attack last longer. Sometimes people fear that they are having a heart attack and sometimes they are taken to hospital. Panic attacks…