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January 28, 2015
Lucie van den Berg
Miracle hope in Victorian trial of new Alzheimer’s pill
Victorians with Alzheimer’s disease are first in the world to receive a new drug aiming to revolutionise treatment. One Australian is diagnosed every six minutes with Alzheimer’s disease. more...
January 25, 2015
Australian researcher discovers promising treatment for depression
that combines gentle brain stimulation using weak electric current and thinking exercises. In a small pilot study, symptoms of depression had gone completely by their 3 wk follow-up in about a third. more...
February 20, 2015
Mental health care enters digital age
$3.4 million to fund video conferencing for remote assessment of mental health conditions in North-East NSW. more...
February 16, 2015
$1.8 billion funding boost to NDIS
And hundreds of thousands of people suffering less severe mental problems who currently access government-funded services but don’t qualify for the NDIS are being assured their help will continue. ... Assistant Minister for Social Services, Liberal Senator Mitch Fifield, has provided new funding and a series of guarantees on mental health just weeks before 200,000 mentally ill Australians were set to lose $250 million in funding for services that help them live in the community. more...
February 17, 2015
Crippling workload: mental illness in the Australian workplace
Mental illness is now the main reason Australian workers take extended sick leave or become incapacitated. The costs are estimated to be close to $10 billion a year and growing, and reforms are being held back by stigma and prejudice. more...
February 16, 2015
'skunk' cannabis: drug could be responsible for paranoia and schizophrenia
A potent strain of cannabis is responsible for 25% of new psychosis cases including paranoia and schizophrenia - UK study finds. Some 60,000 people in Britain are thought to be living with mental health conditions worsened by smoking “skunk” cannabis. more...