Psychiatry

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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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Levels of the trust hornone oxytocin in new mothers and how well they bond with their babies may be connected to their own experiences as newborns, landmark UNSW-led research reveals.

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Trauma and mental health, particularly post-traumatic stress disorder, will have a dedicated research focus with the establishment of the first clinical professorial chair of its type in Australia.

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Two academics have recently suggested that everyone with a mental illness could be violent. By doing so, they risk returning us to a time where the mentally ill were isolated and stigmatised, writes Olav Nielssen.

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Two UNSW partnerships focusing on the mental well-being of rural children and people with intellectual disabilities have won significant federal government funding.

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Indigenous doctor Josef McDonald, who has just graduated from UNSW, plans to focus his career on mental health problems in his community.

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Associate Professor Kimberlie Dean has been appointed the inaugural Chair of Forensic Mental Health at UNSW.

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New research suggests obese individuals often perform poorly in reasoning and planning tasks and, likewise, those with poor cognitive function are more vulnerable to excessive weight gain.

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People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) will have the chance to take part in a pilot study of a unique internet-based education program, which has proved very successful in treating several other mental disorders.

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A world-first trial for patients with schizophrenia will get underway this month.

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