A wide variety of therapies are available at the Sternberg Clinic for problems such as depression, anxiety, stress, and relationship difficulties. Services are available though Medicare, TAC, WorkCover and DVA.
The Sternberg Clinic is home to Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers and other Allied Health Professionals. This enables a holistic delivery of care from the one centre.
As well as dealing with adults and the elderly, there are practitioners within the clinic that specialise in Dual Disability (Mental Illness in the Intellectually Disabled).
Located in Sternberg Street, Bendigo, the Sternberg Clinic is accessible via car and public transport. The clinic is a few minutes taxi ride from the Bendigo railway station.
How many people experience mental illness? Around 20% of adults are affected by some form of mental disorder every year. Anxiety disorders affect around 14% of the adult population every year. Depression affects around 6% of the adult population every year. The remainder are affected by substance abuse disorders, psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia, personality disorders, and other conditions. Many people have more than one diagnosis." –SaneAustralia
How do antidepressant medications help? Antidepressant medications help reduce the symptoms of depression, such as: feeling extremely sad for no clear reason; loss of interest or pleasure in things you usually enjoy; sleeping too much or too little; feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt or worry, and difficulty in thinking, making decisions or concentration. Antidepressants may also be helpful in the treatment of anxiety-related disorders, such as generalised anxiety disorder and eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social phobia, and post-traumatic stress disorder. –SaneAustralia
How do psychological treatments help? Psychological treatments help by giving an opportunity to talk to a specially-trained health professional in order to understand your symptoms, and to help you adapt how you feel, think and act in response to them.
- You play a role in the therapy yourself
- Real change takes time to happen
- Sometimes they work best combined with other treatments–SaneAustralia