mental health

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Potential negative interactions on social media are not a reason to turn off our computers and phones. Instead, we should be working to harness the internet's power to support, treat and save lives, writes Bridianne O'Dea.

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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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Psychologist Elizabeth Mason explains how online treatments for anxiety and depression are helping time-poor people manage the Black Dog.

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We are making progress in understanding some of the most elusive and debilitating conditions of modern times – the mental illnesses that account for almost a quarter of the health-related disability worldwide, write Ian Jacobs and Michael Spence.

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UNSW and the University of Sydney have announced an historic medical research partnership to help tackle two of the biggest challenges of our time – mental illness and addiction.

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Early intervention and diversion away from the criminal justice system can enable Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disabilities to live with dignity, write Elizabeth McEntyre, Eileen Baldry,and Ruth McCausland.

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Early support could save lives and allow Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disability to live with dignity in their communities, writes Ruth McCausland.

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A new project to sequence the genomes of families living with bipolar disorder should identify some of the complex genetic factors behind the debilitating disease.

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Installing barriers and safety nets at public sites with a high incidence of suicide can reduce the number of deaths by more than 90%, according to new research.

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De-stigmatising mental illness through the stories of sporting heroes is a powerful way to tackle the issue, write Justin Richards, Philip Ward and Simon Rosenbaum.

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