In downloads you will find a number of patient information brochures, many of which have been produced by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) as a service to patients. Other important resources I recommend regularly are:
LADS - The Learning and Attentional Disorders Society of WA - www.ladswa.com.au - This is a support, information and advocacy organisation for people with ADD and associated conditions founded in 1993
Beyond Blue is part of the National Depression Initiative and contains useful information and links for Depression, Anxiety and Bipolar Disorder - www.beyondblue.org.au
MoodGym is an initiative of the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University. It is an interactive web programme designed to prevent depression. It consists of five modules, an interactive game, anxiety and depression assessments, downloadable relaxation audio, and a workbook - www.moodgym.anu.edu.au
The Centre for Clinical Interventions is a WA Government Initiative that provides a number of services including downloadable resources for patients covering treatment approaches for a number of common psychiatric conditions. These resources are based on the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) - www.cci.health.wa.gov.au
'Change your Thinking' is the best self help book based on CBT I have read. Written by Sarah Edelman, now a Sydney based Clinical Psychologist (who previously worked in WA), it is readable and culturally attuned to an Australian population. At the time of writing it is under $20 from the Book Depository - www.bookdepository.co.uk.
For those finding it difficult to sleep try 'Say Goodnight to Insomnia' by Gregg Jacobs currently $15 at www.bookdepository.co.uk.
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