At times we may have problems with our thinking. Our thoughts can feel jumbled, too fast or too slow. Or we might find ourselves thinking about unusual things.

Some people’s thoughts may be disturbed by hearing voices or noises that other people can’t hear, seeing things others can’t see, or believing something that others don’t believe is true.

Significant changes in your thinking?

We encourage you to get help if you notice significant changes in your thinking.

You should get help if your thinking:

  • Affects your daily routine, including your sleep and appetite
  • Affects how you are reacting to your everyday life
  • Causes you to be frightened by your thoughts
  • Changes your behaviour – for example, you are isolating yourself
  • Tells you to hurt yourself or someone else

Most people can start to see improvements in problems with thinking with professional support, understanding what might be contributing to the problem, learning to manage stress and/or with the use of medication.

Last updated 02 November 2022