Mental health disorders


Difficulties can be diagnosed as a mental health disorder when they become significantly problematic, for example:

  • Experiencing a number of the symptoms of a particular mental health condition, not just one or two
  • Experiencing the symptoms over a long period of time and/or on most days
  • Feelings are not easily accounted for by recent events (e.g. you’ve just moved house or you’ve broken up with a partner)
  • Feeling distressed by the symptoms
  • Finding it difficult to do daily activities, such as driving, cooking, working, studying, or social activities

Our online assessment (e-PASS*) will let you know if you have any diagnosable mental health disorders and provide treatment recommendations.

 

Our publicly available treatment programs are designed to treat diagnosable mental health disorders, but they will also help prevent the development of these disorders. So, even if you only have some of the symptoms of a mental health condition and don’t have a diagnosed mental health disorder these programs can help prevent your difficulties from getting worse.

 

e-PASS will let you know whether face-to-face help would be more suitable for you than online treatment.

  *  Disclaimer: e-PASS and our information on types of disorders is based on the diagnostic criteria in the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – Fourth Edition – Text Revision”. This has since been revised (Fifth Edition). In the near future e-PASS and the information on our website will be updated to reflect these changes. 

Last Updated : 23-Jul-2013