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  1. 28 May 2024 - Health & Wellbeing

    People coming off antidepressants are looking for help online

    Without tailored clinical guidelines, people are turning to their peers instead of doctors to taper off antidepressants, finds University of Melbourne research.

  2. 26 October 2023 - Health & Wellbeing

    Supporting Australian doctors to help kids with anxiety

    In an Australian first, new guidelines for health professionals are designed to help manage anxiety in our young people, say University of Melbourne experts.

  3. 5 July 2023 - Health & Medicine

    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.

  4. 29 June 2023 - Health & Medicine

    Nervous nineties or nerves-of-steel nineties?

    During the Ashes, cricketers are often described as being in the ‘nervous nineties’ – a new University of Melbourne study uses data to sort fact from fiction.

  5. 29 November 2021 - Health & Medicine

    When kids get stressed out by the stress of others

    Empathy is vital for our social functioning. But new University of Melbourne research finds that children who are particularly empathic are also more anxious.

  6. 16 March 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Transforming mental health care through lived experience

    By co-designing mental health care with people who have lived experience, researchers aim to rebuild Australia's system, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  7. 24 January 2021 - Animals, Food & You

    Life after the pandemic for your (new) pet

    As we start to emerge after lockdown, there are some steps that can help your pet adapt to life after social distancing says a University of Melbourne expert.

  8. 30 July 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Why we should worry more about anxiety in older adults

    COVID-19 has caused particular psychological stress to older adults, University of Melbourne experts say we need to know more about anxiety, a 'silent killer'.

  9. 7 July 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    What actually works for anxiety and depression?

    University of Melbourne experts have written user-friendly guides to the actual evidence for a host of treatments and therapies aimed at anxiety and depression.

  10. 30 July 2019 - Inside Business

    Rates of diagnosed mental illness soar

    The University of Melbourne's 2019 HILDA Survey finds depression and anxiety is now the most common serious illness among Australians, particularly for women.