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  1. 7 October 2018 - Legal Affairs

    Coercion in mental health care: Finding a new way

    University of Melbourne researchers have identified practices from around the world that aim to reduce coercion in mental health care settings, for a UN report.

  2. 19 April 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    War and trauma: Learning the lessons

    Recognition and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the military has come a long way. A University of Melbourne expert looks at the past and future

  3. 19 March 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    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

  4. Podcast4 January 2018 - Up Close

    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.

  5. Podcast17 November 2017 - Up Close

    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.

  6. Podcast12 August 2016 - Up Close

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. Podcast6 May 2016 - Up Close

    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.