General News Politics — 11 April 2014
Melbourne and Beijing unite over mental health illness

Schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder will be among the mental health issues tackled by a new Peking University based, University of Melbourne backed research and training facility.

Dignitaries from the University of Melbourne and Peking University  (Credit:  ABC).

Audio: Professor Ian Everall speaks with Phil Kafcaloudes.bigstock-Mental-Health-Warning--32532146
Professor Ian Everall speaks with Phil Kafcaloudes (Credit: ABC).

Mental disorders make up 13% of the world’s diseases and the statisics are particularly severe in China where almost 200 million people suffer from mental disorder, yet over 90% have never received any treatment.

But according to Professor Ian Everall, head of the department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne, this has been changing over the past 10 years since the partnership between the two universities began.

The University of Melbourne-Peking University Centre for Psychiatric Research and Training which was launched recently, will bring world experts from both institutions to study all aspects of mental health from schizophrenia to depression.

 Click here to listen to the audio.

 This recording first appeared on ABC Radio on 10 April, 2014.

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