In any year, one in five Australians will experience symptoms of a mental illness. While drug treatments are widely used and can be effective, they sometimes come with troubling side-effects such as weight gain, headaches, and fatigue. Talking therapies can be just as effective for a number of mental health conditions including anxiety and depression, or can be a good add-on therapy for those who are finding success with medications. There are many options available for when you just need a hand.Credit:iStock And they have the added benefit of tackling any underlying reasons why the problem arose in the first place. So, what are the options for treatment and how do they work? First, find a psychologist you click with One of the most important aspects of psychological treatment is having an engaging relationship with your psychologist. If you don’t “click” within the first few sessions, treatment is unlikely […]