mental health

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Bridianne O'Dea is at the forefront of research into how technology can harness the power of social media to detect mental illness and deliver appropriate health care.

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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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Around 3,000 Australians take their lives each year, a frightening statistic that Black Dog Institute chief Helen Christensen is determined to turn around.

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Australia’s first high-tech festival to explore the experience of anxiety will fuse art, science and technology to shake up approaches to mental health.

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Surgeons who rely on a patient’s own report of their nasal function may not be getting an accurate picture – unless they first assess their patient's mental health, UNSW research finds.

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Nominations are open for the 2017 Australian Mental Health Prize, recognising those who have made outstanding contributions to either the promotion of mental health or the prevention and treatment of mental illness.

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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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Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy is a global solution to help the world's mentally ill overcome the many barriers they face to accessing treatment, writes Asha Basu.

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For her tireless advocacy on behalf of mental health nurses, Kim Ryan has been named the inaugural winner of UNSW's Australian Mental Health Prize. 

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The tension between the right to confidentiality and the need for family support when young people are being treated for mental health issues will be explored at the Youth, Health and Practical Justice conference. 

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