mental health

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17 February 2015
Adolescents with substance abuse problems could benefit from a new treatment approach developed by a UNSW researcher awarded a prestigious Fulbright scholarship.
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17 December 2014
As the country reels from the Sydney siege and its unhappy end, many will be wondering what can be done for the survivors. The answer may be surprisingly little, write Zachary Steel and Grant Devilly.
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09 October 2014
Thank you to the Handlebar, the Freestyler, the Fu Manchu and all the other moustaches that helped the Movember Foundation contribute $5.5 million in grants to support UNSW expertise in men’s mental health.
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11 September 2014
UNSW’s Professor Maree Teesson has won a prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prize for her outstanding mentorship of a team of young researchers.
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19 May 2014
Two medical doctors who have visited and worked at the detention centre on Christmas Island will speak publicly for the first time about their experiences at a symposium hosted at UNSW.  
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13 May 2014
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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12 May 2014
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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20 August 2013
Professor Helen Christensen has won a major fellowship for mental health research, worth $3.75 million. The Kirby Institute was also a big winner in the latest NHMRC funding round.
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08 August 2013
People with mental health disorders are up to nine times more likely to end up in prison and early intervention could save millions of dollars, a new report shows.
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25 July 2013
Resettling refugees in PNG has the potential to create a class of traumatised individuals who arrive without family or support services to meet their intense needs, writes Belinda Liddell.
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25 July 2013
The first systematic analysis of the potency of Australian cannabis has found high levels of the main psychoactive component of the drug in samples confiscated by police.
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22 April 2013
People with disabilities face extraordinary barriers to justice, experts have warned at an Australian Human Rights Commission meeting held at UNSW.
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19 April 2013
The DSM-5 is not above criticism, but is probably the best manual of mental disorders we are likely to get, writes Perminder Sachdev.
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11 April 2013
Two UNSW partnerships focusing on the mental well-being of rural children and people with intellectual disabilities have won significant federal government funding.
Practical outcomes ... Minister Butler, Prof Teesson and Minister Plibersek
31 January 2013
Solving some of the most pressing mental health issues affecting our community – substance abuse and suicide – is the focus of two Centres of Research Excellence, launched at UNSW by Ministers Tanya Plibersek and Mark Butler.
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14 December 2012
Ketamine may be useful as an antidepressant in urgent situations – where the patient is seriously depressed and acutely suicidal – and where other treatments have failed, writes Colleen Loo.
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26 November 2012
Current immigration policies regarding asylum seekers promote uncertainty, fear and disempowerment, which contribute to mental illness, argues Belinda Liddell.
11 September 2012
A new initiative providing stable housing for people with mental illness can dramatically reduce hospitalisation rates, a new report has found.
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02 August 2012
UNSW’s expertise in mental health and substance abuse has once again been recognised with $5 million funding for two new Centres of Research Excellence.
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21 May 2012
There is emerging evidence that internet pornography is strongly associated with risky sexual behaviour among adolescents, according to a review from UNSW's Kirby Institute.
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07 March 2012
A unique program that equips teachers to better help young people with mental health issues will be rolled out to high schools across Australia, thanks to the Black Dog Institute and nib foundation.
Dr Josef McDonald ... wants to help with Indigenous mental health
05 January 2012
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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09 November 2010
Lack of interest in holding a mother's gaze may be an early indicator of problems to come, according to new research reported in the latest issue of Uniken.
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13 July 2010
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.
02 July 2010
People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will have the chance to take part in a pilot study of an internet-based education program.

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