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mental health


Mental health issues are often poorly understood in the community, and pharmacists have a significant role to play on several levels, writes Louis Roller Around one in five people in …

A Peer Health Coaching Program from mental health charity, SANE Australia, in partnership with Neami National, aims to change the fact that Australians living with mental illness – especially severe, …

Children who have suffered accidental injury are being helped by using a website that gives them information and coping skills, helping prevent PTSD, researchers have found. The researchers, led by …

Research by The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Health and Ageing has confirmed that the incidence of dementia in remote Aboriginal communities is the highest in the world, with …

Life stresses have the potential to manifest into non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, stroke, asthma, heart disease, depression and osteoporosis, says a behavioural epidemiology expert. Timothy Olds, Professor of Behavioural …

Women’s health is a wide-ranging issue, and sometimes it’s all about asking the right questions, writes Karalyn Huxhagen I am a firm believer that pharmacists should undertake training in psychology …

New research into the scope and success of the world’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Dementia shows high completion rates and an unexpected demographic mix. Researchers from the …

There is a strong link between symptoms of depression and cognitive decline, new research from Edith Cowan University has found. Researchers examined 460 West Australian adults and found that people …

The RACGP has created a new guide for GPs on prescribing benzodiazepines, focusing on patient-centred care, accountable prescribing and harm reduction – and called for a real-time prescription drug database. …

Eating disorders such as anorexia have led a group of academics to establish a specialist interactive, theatrical program that may help people to tackle a problem which affects 9% of …

St John’s Wort can produce the same adverse reactions as antidepressants, and serious side effects can occur when the two are taken together, according to new University of Adelaide research. …

The brains of people with recurrent depression have a significantly smaller hippocampus—the part of the brain most associated with forming new memories—than healthy individuals, a new global study of nearly …