10 October 2020 to 18 October 2020 is Queensland Mental Health Week.
James Kersby and Shuichi Suetami from The University of Queensland have written an article for The Conversation on why some people struggle to make decisions, especially if they suffer from mental health or substance use disorders.
To navigate our way through the world, we constantly make choices. While we’ve all made our fair share of regrettable ones, most of us eventually learn from these – and we generally take this ability for granted.
For some people suffering from illnesses such as schizophrenia and substance use disorder – previously referred to as “substance abuse” – making the right choices can be extremely difficult.