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  • Medicines and Other Treatments This health information portal is the result of work undertaken by the MHCA/Pharma Collaboration in 2010-11. Its purpose is to assist mental health consumers and carers to: · Connect to useful and trustworthy information about medication and other treatments for mental illness; · Choose the most appropriate and cost effective treatment (medicine or other) to suit their lifestyle, and; · Develop the knowledge and skills required to use medications appropriately, safely and to their best effect. Click on one of the following links for medicines and treatment information specific to each mental illness category: Depressive Disorders Anxiety Disorders Schizophrenia and related psychoses Bi-polar disorder Personality Disorders Eating Disorders To search for information on specific medicines please click on one of the following links: Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), Search engine: Consumer Medicines Information (CMI) National Prescribing Service (NPS), Search engine: Consumer Medicines Information (CMI) For information on the effectiveness of different online mental health interventions: ANU Centre for Mental Health Research, Beacon

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    Consumers and Carers Checklist Discussing your healthcare with your clinician is an important way to ensure that you and your clinician make the right choices for you. The MHCA/Pharma Collaboration has funded the development of checklists to assist consumers and carers remember key points they may wish to discuss.

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    Research reveals that people with mental illness are more likely to have physical illnesses such as diabetes and are less likely to have these physical illnesses diagnosed and treated. This guide provides some steps that can be taken to keep healthy both mentally and physically.

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    This document is a summary of the ground-breaking Not For Service report which can be found here .

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