Mapping the PTSD brain

In 2015, Australia and New Zealand commemorate 100 years since the beginning of WWI’s Gallipoli, a campaign famous for its heroism and infamous both for its terrible death toll and the horrific conditions on the battlefield. Despite generations of war veterans having suffered—often in silence—intense post-war psychological disturbance, and the associated depression, alcoholism, violence and suicide, post-traumatic […]

Medicare and Psychology Services

There are a number of Australian Government initiatives under which psychologists are eligible to provide services under Medicare. To provide services, psychologists must meet the eligibility requirements for the particular Medicare item, as set out in the information on these web pages. Medicare benefits are available for a range of specified psychology services for people with […]

It’s not a stream of consciousness

IN 1890, the American psychologist William James famously likened our conscious experience to the flow of a stream. “A ‘river’ or a ‘stream’ are the metaphors by which it is most naturally described,” he wrote. “In talking of it hereafter, let’s call it the stream of thought, consciousness, or subjective life.” While there is no […]