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Mental health matters – resources and support from One Life Medical Centre

Mental health problems can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or social status. Unfortunately, it is often overlooked and stigmatised, which makes it challenging for people to seek help when they need it. That’s why One Life Medical Centre is committed to providing comprehensive mental health resources and support to our patients.

What is mental health?

Mental health is all about how people think, feel and behave. It can include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, addiction and other conditions that affect thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Mental health can affect daily living, relationships, and physical health. However, this link also works in the other direction. Factors in people’s lives, interpersonal connections and physical factors can contribute to mental ill health.


Depression is a mood disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. Symptoms of depression include persistent sadness, loss of interest in activities, changes in appetite and sleep patterns, fatigue, and feelings of worthlessness or guilt. Depression can be caused by a combination of genetic, environmental and psychological factors. Treatment for depression often involves a combination of medication, psychotherapy and lifestyle changes.


Anxiety is a common mental health condition characterised by excessive worry or fear. Symptoms of anxiety can include rapid heartbeat, sweating, trembling and difficulty sleeping. Anxiety can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetic predisposition, environmental stressors and neurological imbalances. Treatment for anxiety often involves a combination of therapy and medication.

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is characterised by extreme mood swings between periods of mania and depression. Symptoms of mania can include euphoria, grandiosity and impulsivity, while symptoms of depression can include feelings of hopelessness and loss of interest in activities. Bipolar disorder is believed to be caused by a combination of genetic, environmental and neurochemical factors. Treatment for bipolar disorder often involves a combination of medication and psychotherapy.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is a mental health condition that can develop after a person experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. Symptoms of PTSD can include flashbacks, nightmares, avoidance behaviours and hyperarousal. PTSD is caused by exposure to trauma and treatment often involves a combination of therapy, medication and lifestyle changes.


Addiction is a complex mental health condition characterised by a compulsive and repetitive behaviour despite the negative consequences it may cause. It is often associated with substance abuse, but addiction can also involve non-substance-related behaviours, such as gambling or shopping. People with addiction have a strong desire or craving to engage in the behaviour or use the substance, and they may experience withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop. Over time, addiction can lead to physical and psychological dependence, making it difficult for the individual to control their behaviour or stop using the substance. Treatment for addiction often involves a combination of therapies, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy, medication-assisted treatment and support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous. The goal of treatment is to help individuals overcome their addiction, manage their cravings, and develop coping strategies to prevent relapse.

Look after your mental health with One Life Medical in Alexandra Hills

Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD and addiction are mental health conditions that can have a significant impact on a person’s life. Each of these conditions is unique in its symptoms, causes and treatment approaches. One Life Medical Centre provides comprehensive mental health resources and support to our patients. We offer a range of services, including assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health conditions, as well as mental health education and resources. One Life Medical is a bulk-billing practice in Alexandra Hills. As holistic doctors, we focus on preventative care, looking at a patient’s mind, body and spirit to get to the root cause of an issue.

To book an appointment at One Life Medical, please call 07 3824 8144. Alternatively, you can book online or download the app for iPhone or Android devices and make bookings directly from your phone. For further information, please call reception on 07 3824 8144.

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