Black Dog Institute

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The largest randomised control trial to evaluate the effectiveness of ketamine as a new treatment for major depression has begun across Australia and New Zealand.

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We now know that separation anxiety can afflict anyone, with almost half the cases of lifetime separation anxiety first manifesting in adulthood, writes Vijaya Manicavasagar.

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Potential negative interactions on social media are not a reason to turn off our computers and phones. Instead, we should be working to harness the internet's power to support, treat and save lives, writes Bridianne O'Dea.

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A $14.7 million donation to the Black Dog Institute from the foundation established by the late entrepreneur Paul Ramsay will be used to save the lives of Australians at risk of suicide.

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Emergency service workers exposed to traumatic events are set to benefit from the world’s first guidelines to help diagnose and treat post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Melancholia needs to be recognised as a distinct psychiatric condition – not simply as a more severe expression of depression – if clinical and community awareness is to be improved, writes Gordon Parker.

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The first ever study into people presenting to hospital following a suicide attempt has found one third will receive no mental health follow up.

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UNSW researchers at the Black Dog Institute are using digital technologies to target groups most at risk of mental illiness, including young people and those living in regional, rural and remote areas.

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New app technology being developed at UNSW means your mobile phone could soon know you’re depressed before you do. 

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Men who feel suicidal often display distinctive warning signs, offering those closest to them significant opportunities to intervene, a study by UNSW researchers at the Black Dog Institute has found.

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