Those at highest risk of developing bipolar disorder exhibit weak connections in the emotional areas of the brain, new Australian research reveals.
For her tireless advocacy on behalf of mental health nurses, Kim Ryan has been named the inaugural winner of UNSW's Australian Mental Health Prize.
The government's contention that employment is positive for those with mental illness is strongly supported by the evidence, write Philip Mitchell and Geoffrey Waghorn.
A leaked mental health review reportedly recommends re-directing $1billion from acute hospital services to community services. The proposal risks causing a major destabilisation of the public mental health system, writes Phil Mitchell.
Young people with a known genetic risk of bipolar disorder but no clinical signs of the condition show reduced reaction to facial emotions, a new brain imaging study has found.
The burden of major depression and anxiety have each increased by 37 per cent in 20 years, according to the Global Burden of Disease report.
New UNSW research is investigating modern telecommunications and ancient therapies as treatment for depression and Bipolar Disorder.