depression

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Why do increasing numbers of Australians require disability support pensions for psychiatric conditions, when the prevalence of underlying mental health symptoms has not changed?

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Black Dog Institute and Hunter Institute of Mental Health received $5 million in the federal budget to establish a Centre for Research Excellence in the Prevention of Anxiety and Depression.

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Australia is in the grip of anxiety and depression, with 100,000 homeless people and a widening income gap, social researcher Hugh Mackay will tell an audience at UNSW's 2017 Gandhi Oration tonight.

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Those at highest risk of developing bipolar disorder exhibit weak connections in the emotional areas of the brain, new Australian research reveals.

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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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An online program used to treat insomnia can also significantly reduce anxiety and depression with improvements persisting for at least six months, new research shows.

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We should resist pressure to prescribe ketamine to treat depression until clinical trials on the drug's long-term safety and effectiveness are completed, a leading UNSW mental health expert says.

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A $2.1 million grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council announced today will see UNSW Professor Colleen Loo lead Australia’s largest clinical trial of ketamine as a new treatment for major depression.

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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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Electroconvulsive therapy remains one of the most effective treatments for severe depression, but new UNSW research shows the gentler ultra-brief pulse stimulation can be just as effective.

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