Clinical Services > Psychiatric

Dr burnout not a 'rite of passage'

22 June, 2018

With their mental and physical wellbeing on the line, younger doctors need to be protected from burnout by their more senior colleagues.

Alarming rise in adolescent mental health crises

09 May, 2018

The number of adolescents presenting to emergency wards with mental health crises has increased by over 50% in the past decade.

Charity goes high tech to help mental health sufferers

16 April, 2018 by Linda Currey Post

UK-based charity Turning Point has one goal: to save lives. It is leveraging technology-led innovation to do so.

Traumatic brain injury increases risk of dementia

10 April, 2018

A major study finds that the risk of dementia increases with the number and severity of brain trauma injuries.

ADHD preschoolers have reduced brain volume

29 March, 2018

A new study has found that children as young as four with ADHD symptoms have reduced brain volumes in areas essential for behavioural control.

Avatars put a face to schizophrenic voices

06 December, 2017

Patients who conversed with avatars in this study experienced significant improvements.

How booze is linked to emotions

04 December, 2017

A UK study has mapped the feelings people associate with types of tipples.

Get the 'goss' on gossip

27 November, 2017

According to researchers, not all gossip is bad.

Dr app: smartphone apps effective for depression

04 October, 2017

New research has found apps could provide safe and accessible interventions for millions of people.

By age 14, one-quarter of girls depressed

02 October, 2017

Research into depression in children has revealed alarming results.

Female GPs: positively impacting our health

27 September, 2017

The impact has been particularly beneficial in the area of preventative medicine.

Helping GPs manage domestic violence

30 August, 2017

GPs may not have the confidence to detect and manage domestic violence.

Genetics is the key to solving clinical depression

28 August, 2017

Scientists are seeking 10,000 Australian volunteers to complete the world's largest genetics of depression study.

The true value of care

17 July, 2017 by Corin Kelly

Professor Allan Fels, Chairman of the National Mental Health Commission, launched 'The Economic Value of Informal Mental Health Caring in Australia Report'1 (Carer’s Report) at Parliament House in Canberra earlier this year. This is the first time an attempt has been made to put a 'value' on informal caring for those with mental illness.

Safewards: improving safety in Victorian mental health units

29 June, 2017

The $2.4 million Safewards program is being rolled out across all Victorian public mental health units.

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