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.
Psychologist Mona Taouk is developing a world-first questionnaire to identify young people at risk of depression and suicide.
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).
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.
New UNSW research is investigating modern telecommunications and ancient therapies as treatment for depression and Bipolar Disorder.
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.