School of Psychiatry

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A play-based therapy aimed at helping parents manage children’s behaviour has produced long-lasting results in a live trial.

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People living with mental disorders benefit from regular, movement-based yoga, a review of 19 studies has found.

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An Indigenous former footballer who runs a suicide prevention charity, a military veteran who crossed the Bass Strait in a tinnie, and a woman who developed the world’s first Mental Health First Aid program are among the seven finalists in the inaugural Australian Mental Health Prize.  

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A national search is underway to find six Australians who have made the most outstanding contributions to the promotion of mental health or the prevention and treatment of mental illness.

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UNSW researchers have identified a distinctive brain signature in people with melancholic depression, supporting calls for its classification as a unique mood disorder type.  

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UNSW researchers are recruiting for a study that could reveal the drivers of aggression in boys, opening up new treatments to stem violent offenders in future generations. 

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A drug traditionally used as an anaesthetic and sometimes used recreationally could be effective in preventing suicide in severely depressed patients, says a UNSW academic who has trialled the drug.

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New Australian research demonstrates the potential public health impact of mental health prevention programs delivered in the workplace.

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A new resource is being launched to tackle mental health problems among people with an intellectual disability and to improve the system that is currently failing them.

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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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