depression

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Even small amounts of exercise – from as little as one hour per week – can offer significant protection against depression, an international research team led by the Black Dog Institute has found.

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When thinking about its causes, it’s important to remember depression can be a normal mood state, a clinical disorder, and even a disease, writes Gordon Parker.

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Researchers from UNSW and Black Dog Institute say major gaps in the literature must be addressed before ketamine is widely adopted as a clinical treatment for depression.

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UNSW researchers at Black Dog Institute have preliminary evidence that suggests ketamine is effective as an antidepressant when delivered to elderly patients in repeated intravenous doses.  

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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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