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1 May, 2012


Gen Z crying out for mental health support

The decline of the traditional family unit and rise of the internet is having a major impact on the mental well-being of young people and it may fall to schools to educate children in life skills, experts say.



Call for mental health care at minesCall for mental health care at mines

Mental health initiatives should be employed as standard safety measures on mine sites along with fluoro shirts and eye protection, a health organisation says. The Australasian Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health says depression, anxiety and stress remain largely hidden on mining sites despite posing a serious safety risk


Is ADHD overdiagnosed?Is ADHD overdiagnosed?

Depending on whom you ask, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is either over- or underdiagnosed. A new European study weighs in on the question suggesting gender, both of the clinician and of the client, plays a significant role in the diagnosis.


CBT video game effective in teens

A fantasy video game set among volcanoes and swamps has been found to be just as effective for treating depressed teenagers as face-to-face counselling with trained professionals.


Troops face mental health risksTroops face mental health risks

A “PROFOUND” number of Diggers returning from operational deployment in Afghanistan will be afflicted with post-traumatic stress disorder, a senior former army commander has warned. Major General John Cantwell, who in 2010 served as commander of Australian forces in the Middle East, told the ABC he was concerned the majority of home-bound troops would try to hide the affliction.


Qld Mental Health boss defends funds transferQld Mental Health boss defends funds transfer

QUEENSLAND’S suspended director of mental health has defended allegations he secretly stashed about $400,000 in ACT government coffers, saying he wanted to ensure the money supported COAG’s mental health agenda.


Borderline personality disorder considered in teens

Children as young as 12 can be diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, Australian experts say. The advice comes in new draft NHMRC guidelines, which aim to promote early diagnosis and management of a condition branded one of the “most difficult and troubling problems in psychiatry”.


Psychiatrists in cities outnumber remote areas 7 to 1

The number of psychiatrists per capita is increasing steadily but remote areas continue to miss out, new AIHW figures released today reveal. The latest data on Australia’s mental health workforce shows the number of psychiatrists per 100,000 people increased at an average yearly rate of 1.4% between 2005 and 2009.


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