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By Jake Lamberton. The ideas of workplace stress and burnout have been around for a long time but with the current state of the world and workplace arrangements changing day to day, the ideas of workplaces stress and burnout have become even more relevant. Generally when...

By Ishma Alvi. We talk about ‘gut instincts', and have experiences we describe as ‘gut wrenching’. It now looks like these aren’t simply visceral sensations but indications of an actual connection not simply between mind and body, but specifically between the brain and gut. Before we delve...

By Ishma Alvi. To state that a pandemic has had life-altering effects is no over-statement, simply an acknowledgement of fact. To state that some of those alterations have been uncomfortable at best and devastating at worst is also a statement of fact. COVID-19 and everything that...

By Carmen Beaumont. As Victorians, we certainly have had our fair share of lockdowns.  This inevitably resulted in adapting how we used to do things such as schooling and working and associated challenges in doing so,  not to mention increased isolation and the impact on our...

By Sabrina Brient. Anxiety can manifest as excessive worry and rumination about potential or perceived threats. There are physiological symptoms of anxiety as well, which include: a fuzzy head or dizziness, rapid heartbeat, sweating, agitation or shakes, and a sick feeling in the stomach. These are...

By Olivia Nash-Dolby. Content warning: This blog post includes information about eating disorders. Please read with care. Eating disorders are medical and mental illnesses characterised by disturbances in thoughts, behaviours and attitudes around food and eating. It’s estimated that 1 million Australians are living with an eating...

By Jake Lamberton. ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that results in issues with inattention, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. ADHD is often diagnosed in children and was originally thought to be something that children outgrew in adulthood but we now know that a large proportion of children who...

By Sabrina Brient. Chronic pain is pain that is ongoing and lasts longer than expected after an injury, often three to six months. It is excruciating, intense and persistent. And often so are the emotions and impacts associated with chronic pain. It not only affects physical...

By Jake Lamberton. The advancement of the internet throughout our lives has been a marvellous technological achievement, which has brought us the opportunity to be closer to loved ones, and to learn almost anything with a quick search. But alongside the benefits, there are a number...

Dr Ceylan Celen is one of our psychologists here at Vida Psychology. In this podcast, she shares how DBT, a type of cognitive behavioural therapy, is helping her patients manage PMDD. There are many strategies shared in this episode and we speak about one of the...