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Are we treating body dysmorphic disorder the wrong way?

While it’s long been thought that body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is related to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), new findings show this […]

Rethinking the health and weight debate

Swinburne researchers are part of a new wave of health professionals challenging our perception of weight and health. While it’s […]

Majority of opioid overdose deaths relate to pharmaceutical opioids

The number of people dying as a result of opioid use has risen markedly, says a report by the National […]

USA: Mothers’ pesticide levels linked with autism in children

A new study appearing online from The American Journal of Psychiatry finds that elevated pesticide levels in pregnant women are associated with […]

Drought and uncertainty rocking farmers’ mental health

“If you want to rock someone’s mental health, give them a large dose of uncertainty.” That statement from UniSA’s Chair […]

Illicit cannabis used for pain, mental health, sleep conditions

Australians who used illicit cannabis for medical reasons did so mainly to treat chronic pain, mental health, sleep and neurological […]

Online solution for OCD treatment

Almost 1 in 30 Australians experience obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) at some stage in their life. OCD, previously recognised by the […]

Don’t forget to plan for dementia care – and prevention

Poor public understanding of dementia care, treatment and prevention have emerged in new Flinders research. Recent reports from the Rehabilitation, Aged […]

Psychopaths struggle to recognise genuine emotion

New research from The Australian National University (ANU) has found people with high levels of psychopathic traits have difficulty telling […]

Neuroticism blamed for smartphone addiction

A third of young Australian smartphone users have reported feeling anxious if unable to regularly check their phones, according to […]
Psychiatry