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  1. 2 November 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    The legacy of maltreatment on the brain

    New University of Melbourne research into childhood maltreatment looks at why brain development may be derailed during the ‘sensitive’ adolescent period.

  2. 29 September 2020 - Health & Medicine

    Mapping the terra incognita of our brains

    New research from University of Melbourne experts has mapped the subcortex, creating a detailed subcortical atlas of the most ancient part of our brain.

  3. 17 July 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  4. Podcast24 June 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Towards faster treatment for major depressive disorder

    Physiologist Professor Scott Thompson studies how the brain changes in patients with major depression to identify more effective, faster acting antidepressants.

  5. 16 April 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Changing the image problem of electroconvulsive therapy

    Many see electroconvulsive therapy as a barbaric treatment, but involving patient’s families in ECT can dispel stigma, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  6. 19 January 2019 - Legal Affairs

    Why are the rates of restrictive practices in Victoria’s mental health services so high?

    Victoria has the highest rate of restrictive practices in mental health in Australia; and University of Melbourne experts say the Royal Commission needs to act.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.