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mental health


Planning ahead is essential but not common for many older Australians living with a mental illness, according to research by the national mental health charity SANE Australia.   “Many people …

FIFO workers suffer from depression at more than twice the rate of the general Australian population, according to research from Edith Cowan University. Researchers surveyed 629 WA fly-in fly-out workers …

As the end of the financial year approaches, the Pharmacists’ Support Service is reminding industry members that donations over $2 are tax deductible. No-one plans to need to seek support: …

Pharmacists can play a key role in helping their customers to be more active, writes 2010 PSA Pharmacist of the Year Karalyn Huxhagen. As pharmacists we are all aware that …

The incidence of depression, stress and anxiety has grown alongside the unemployment figures, according to Roy Morgan research which has found the two trends are closely linked – especially for …

Four in 10 Australians have little or no understanding of what schizophrenia is – yet almost a quarter of Australians know somebody with the illness, a new survey has found. …

Lundbeck Australia has announced the launch of a new antidepressant, for the treatment of major depressive disorder in adults including the prevention of relapse.

Industry stakeholders have welcomed the release of the Report of the National Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services by Minister Ley, which acknowledges the role for pharmacists in the mental healthcare team. …

Depression and back pain are likely to have a genetic cause, suggests new research from the University of Sydney. The landmark study of twins, published in the journal PAIN, reveals …

Pre-adolescent boys and girls have differing body image issues, requiring gender specific programs, researchers told the APS College of Health Psychologists Conference in Sydney today. Dr Catherine Connaughton and Dr …

A world-first longitudinal study by University of Western Australia researchers examining the links between mental health and screen use by children and teenagers has found that screen guidelines to limit …