1st February, 2013
Some young children accurately diagnosed as autistic lose their symptoms and their diagnosis as they get older, say US researchers. The findings of the National Institutes of Health study of 112 children appears to challenge the widely held belief that autism is a lifelong condition.
Three months ago the successful rural psychologist training program was presented with an award for excellence by the NSW Minister for Mental Health. This month, it will be forced to close because of lack of funding.
A unique new program is filling a gap in outer-east mental health services — by catering exclusively for patients’ four-legged friends.
Prescribing self-help books on the NHS (British National Health Scheme) is an effective treatment for depression, a study suggests.
A Senate Inquiry will tackle a loophole in current legislation that allows the insurance sector to refuse personal cover to people with mental illness.
A new DVD to help parents with mental illness talk to their children about their condition has been launched by the Minister for Mental Health, Mark Butler.
A new study has called into question the safety and effectiveness of four antipsychotic drugs commonly used to treat older adults with schizophrenia, dementia, bipolar disorder and other mental health disorders.
According to a new study, there might be an association between spirituality and mental disorders.
A man who choked on a cake of soap is one of 24 people who died “unexpected, unnatural or violent deaths” under the care of Queensland mental health facilities in the past 2 1/2 years.