Psychological Disorders

Casey Allied Health offers a range of services that help people with psychological disorders, including:

  • Mood disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Developmental disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Adjustment disorders

Mood Disorders.

When people think of mood disorders, they often think about depression and bipolar disorder, because they are common, severe illnesses and leading causes of disability. Both can be emotionally crippling, making it difficult to live life to its fullest. Casey Allied Health has appropriately trained and experienced psychologists that can greatly assist a sufferer to regain an improved quality of life for both of these illnesses and other mood disorders.

Eating Disorders.

An eating disorder is a real, treatable medical illness that causes serious disturbances to a person’s everyday diet, such as eating extremely small amounts of food or severely overeating. Common eating disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder and they often coexist with other illnesses such as depression, substance abuse, or anxiety disorders.

Recognizing the signs and symptoms of an eating disorder is the first step toward getting help for it. Eating disorders are treatable, and with the right treatment and support, most people with an eating disorder can learn healthy eating habits, improve long-term health consequences and get their lives back on track.

Childhood Developmental Disorders.

Childhood disorders, often labeled as developmental disorders or learning disorders, most often occur and are diagnosed when the child is of school-age and usually comprise language disorders, learning disorders, motor disorders and autism spectrum disorders, although they can include

ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Because children with developmental disorders have a range of symptoms and abilities, it is common to work with a group of professionals, including psychologists, to develop a treatment plan that aims to improve social and communication outcomes and reduce behaviours that can hinder learning and functioning at home and at school.

Personality Disorders.

People with a personality disorder have great difficulty dealing with other people. Even thought they feel normal, they tend to be inflexible, rigid, and unable to respond to the changes and demands of life, making it difficult for them to participate in social activities. A psychologist is often the main way to treat personality disorders. Using the right psychologist helps a person with a personlity disorder to learn healthy ways to manage symptoms and reduce behaviours that result in negative outcomes.

Adjustment Disorders.

Many life changes cause high levels of stress. Usually, people adjust to these changes within a few months. An adjustment disorder occurs when people have a hard time coping with a stressful change and this leads to a stronger than expected reaction to the changes and often serious consequences. People suffering from this type of stress-related mental illness might feel sad or hopeless, self-destructive, anxious or depressed, or make reckless decisions. Casey Allied Health treatment is normally brief. With the right psychologist, people normally regain their emotional footing.

For more information on counselling or to book and appointment, contact Casey Allied Health online or call 03 8774 9600.