Knowing when to seek help for mental health
When challenges arise we may feel confused, but there are five signs to help understand when to seek mental health support, say University of Melbourne experts.
Do we think about anxiety and depression differently now?
A new University of Melbourne study investigates whether there’s been concept creep around how we use the terms ‘anxiety’ and ‘depression’ in mental health.
Mental Health ≠ Wellbeing
Science Gallery Melbourne's MENTAL: Head Inside explores the tendency to link mental health and wellbeing as an inseparable conceptual couple, when they're not.
Is psychiatry shrinking what we think of as normal?
Worries that "normality" is being medicalised by systemic inflation of psychiatric diagnosis criteria are overblown, University of Melbourne research finds.
Can your personality be good, or bad, for your health?
The University of Melbourne's HILDA Survey 2019 finds links between personality traits and the onset of illness, but experts say it's likely an indirect effect
Is Freud’s legacy fading?
Despite reports of the death of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud’s ideas are alive and well in some parts of the world reports a University of Melbourne study.
Treating depression to economically empower mothers
A University of Melbourne evaluation has shown cognitive behavioural therapy for women with perinatal depression in Pakistan can be economically empowering.
The grim cycle of homelessness and unemployment
Research by a University of Melbourne expert finds homelessness impairs people’s capacity to keep a job more than their ability to gain employment.
What is mindfulness? Nobody really knows, and that’s a problem
Mindfulness is all the rage in mainstream Western culture, but University of Melbourne research raises questions over how poorly defined and researched it is.
Five things about...Poo
Why is poo a taboo? University of Melbourne's Prof Nick Haslam and PhDc Naomi Francis from the Nossal Institute discuss all things fecal.