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.
Researchers have shown online treatments are just as effective as face-to-face therapies for a wide range of common mental disorders.
New developments in research into depression and other mental disorders will be discussed at a major symposium at UNSW next week.
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).
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.
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.
Research commissioned by UNSW and presented at the 2008 Tristan Jepson memorial lecture shows that depression is a common and disabling problem for lawyers, particularly law students.
Research commissioned by UNSW and presented at the 2008 Tristan Jepson memorial lecture shows that depression is a common and disabling problem for the legal profession, particularly law students.
New UNSW research is investigating modern telecommunications and ancient therapies as treatment for depression and Bipolar Disorder.
UNSW research has found that middle-aged Australians are more anxious and depressed than their elderly counterparts, turning on its head a prevailing myth about old age.