How robots can reach out
University of Melbourne research looks at how robots in the future could free up carers of patients with early onset dementia for more emotional interaction
The state of the science in an age of cannabis liberalisation
University of Melbourne Psychiatrist Prof David Castle discusses how cannabis represents both a public health risk and a wide-ranging therapeutic opportunity.
From pole to pole: Treating bipolar disorder
Professor Allan Young discusses bipolar disorder and new treatments, including environmental lithium, on the University of Melbourne's Up Close podcast.
Reclaiming passion as a driver of human behaviour
Philosopher of the emotions Professor Louis Charland argues that we need to reinstate the notion of "passion" in our understanding of human behaviour.
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.
Publish AND perish: Medical researchers under pressure
Psychiatrist Dr Joeri Tijdink on how research and publication pressures on scientists link to professional burnout and misconduct.