How our brain’s sensorimotor processing areas could flag psychosis risk
University of Melbourne research finds brain markers of sensory and motor function show disturbances in early development that can increase later psychosis risk
Brain development is altered in people at high risk of psychosis
Neuroscientists including University of Melbourne show the brain’s white matter develops slower in young people at high clinical risk of a psychotic episode
Delving into memory to understand schizophrenia
Impaired memory is a symptom of schizophrenia; University of Melbourne PhD student Cassandra Wannan has identified in the brain new clues as what is going on
Buffering against brain change in schizophrenia
Some people with schizophrenia may have a protective mechanism that buffers against the structural changes in the brain shows University of Melbourne research.
The evolution of schizophrenia
University of Melbourne research finds that the genetic risks of schizophrenia may eventually evolve out of existence, but the environmental risk factors remain
Helping people with severe mental illness live longer and healthier
A major new study from the University of Melbourne is looking at how to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease for people with severe mental illness.
Schizophrenia: Mapping how the brain changes
University of Melbourne researchers use a new MRI technique to reveal how changes in grey and white matter in the brains of people with schizophrenia are linked
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.
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.