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  1. 21 August 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Mapping how schizophrenia changes brains

    A large University of Melbourne study has used brain scans to map the link between cognitive function and brain structure in people with schizophrenia.

  2. 20 July 2017 - Design

    Designing the right headspace

    Many of the spaces used to treat people with mental illness are inappropriate, argues a University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 12 June 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    (Don’t) always look on the bright side of life

    University of Melbourne research finds societal pressure to feel happy could be bad for our mental health; even contributing to the prevalence of depression.

  4. 6 June 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Chemical restraint: Behind locked doors

    Chemical restraint, often used to control people with disabilities and dementia, needs to be monitored and regulated argues a University of Melbourne expert.

  5. Podcast23 March 2017 - Up Close

    The human cost of homophobia and transphobia

    Psychiatric epidemiologist Michael King talks about the psychological damage suffered by victims of homophobia and transphobia, and spells out what can be done.

  6. 20 March 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Men’s self-reliance linked to risk of self-harm

    A study of almost 14,000 men has found a strong link between those who identify as highly self-reliant and higher rates of thoughts of suicide or self-harm.

  7. 7 February 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    How a Mobile app will drive better mental health for cabbies

    After uncovering high levels of stress among taxi drivers, researchers are now developing a mental health mobile phone app to help them relax and exercise.

  8. 8 December 2016 - Learning & Teaching

    Is social media good for you?

    It can certainly be addictive, but whether social media boosts or harms your mental health comes down to how you use it.

  9. 28 November 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Black Saturday: the hidden costs

    A six-year study of the mental toll of Australia's worst bushfire, Black Saturday, shows the fallout lasts years but social ties are key to resilience.

  10. Podcast29 July 2016 - Up Close

    Why isn’t treatment for depression leading to lower prevalence?

    Professor Tony Jorm asks why prevalence of anxiety and depression in North America, Australia and elsewhere hasn't decreased despite increased treatment.