School of Psychiatry

Professor Gordon Parker AO
19 February 2015
UNSW researchers have identified a distinctive brain signature in people with melancholic depression, supporting calls for its classification as a unique mood disorder type.  
18 September 2012
UNSW research shows a dramatic reduction in both depression and suicidal thoughts in patients who participated in a study involving internet cognitive behaviour therapy.
23 July 2012
People with anxiety and depression can now receive mental health support on the go with the launch of a 24-hour mobile phone and iPad-based mood and behavioural monitoring tool.
02 November 2011
Researchers will for the first time harness e-technology to develop a customised internet program to identify young people most at risk of depression before the illness takes hold.
27 September 2011
If you have dementia and need to be admitted to hospital to be treated for other illnesses or injuries, your prospects for recovery are substantially worse than for other patients, research has found.
08 February 2011
The human brain operates as a highly interconnected network, not as a collection of discrete regions, with important implications for treating declines in old age, a new study shows.
17 December 2010
A majority of Australians would seek tests to establish their genetic susceptibility to depression, despite social stigma and questions about their validity, a national study has found.
24 August 2010
Being fearful of falling can lead to actual falls among older people, irrespective of their real physical risk, new research finds.
28 July 2010
For the first time, scientists have shown that selective breeding of dogs is driving major changes in the canine brain.
19 March 2010
Professor of Psychiatry Gordon Parker is leading an international campaign to have the serious mood disorder melancholia recognised as an illness in its own right.
16 October 2009
Sufferers of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are being brought together in a major new study to determine the diseases' common genetic causes.
01 September 2009
Researchers have shown online treatments are just as effective as face-to-face therapies for a wide range of common mental disorders.
10 August 2009
UNSW and The Black Dog Institute are seeking participants for a trial of a new, non-invasive form of brain stimulation therapy for depression, known as Direct Current Stimulation (DCS).
09 July 2009
Five-hundred Australians are being sought by UNSW and the Black Dog Institute for a study to pinpoint the risk factors for developing bipolar disorder.
03 June 2009
In a discovery that could lead to new treatment approaches for depression, researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have shown that internet-based therapy programs are as effective as face-to-face therapies in combating the illness.
09 February 2009
UNSW professors have dominated the latest round of NHMRC funding, winning a record 80 percent of the $39.6 million on offer in NSW.
30 January 2009
Treating high blood pressure may have a major role in preventing dementia, according to a UNSW researcher, whose new book is based on the latest medical research.
20 January 2009
Mandaean refugees experienced post-traumatic stress at rates far higher than the general community under the Howard government's mandatory detention policies, UNSW-led research has found.
05 January 2009
A new UNSW study suggests that a ban on smacking could prevent up to a third of child homicides.
15 January 2008
A new way of understanding autistic disorders, incorporating both psychological and biological factors, could lead to the conditions being picked up earlier, research from UNSW has found.
25 September 2007
Fifty grants worth more than $30 million have been awarded to UNSW in the latest round of funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council - the University's best ever result.
11 May 2007
People with social phobia are being sought to take part in a study to test the effectiveness of a novel internet-based education program, aimed at helping people learn to manage the problem.