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Website to help manage high rates of anxiety

The federal government and the Black Dog institute have launched an e-health initiative to support those living with anxiety. As more Australians turn to the internet for medical help, a new federally-funded website is offering tools and tips to those ...

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Combating depression in new mums

Cathy Chapple has been named the Northern Territory’s nurse of the year for her commitment to developing perinatal mental health services. Isolation from family and friends is a common reality for many Territorians, but for pregnant women and new mums ...

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High rate of dementia misdiagnosis

Expert tells inquiry that other conditions such as depression can mimic the symptoms of dementia. Almost a third of dementia diagnoses in Australia are incorrect, a medical expert has said. A federal inquiry into early diagnosis and intervention for dementia ...

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Pregnant women sought for autism research Expectant mothers who already have an autistic child are being sought for a study by the Autism Research Team at Western Australia’s Telethon Institute of Child Health Research. Associate Professor Andrew Whitehouse at the ...

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Depression increases risk of heart disease: study

American research links poor mental health with cardiovascular disease Depression or a history of suicide attempts in people younger than 40 markedly increases their risk of dying from heart disease, an American study suggests. Viola Vaccarino, chair of epidemiology at ...

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Defence suicide rate lower than community

New insights into the mental health of Australia’s defence force. Australian defence personnel commit suicide at a lower rate than the general community but think about it more often, a new study has revealed. The rate of alcohol abuse is ...

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Lightening the load with team work

Collaborative care for the management of depression, heart disease and diabetes brings positive results. By Annie May. Practice nurses can improve depression in patients with diabetes and heart disease, a recent study has found. Researchers from the Greater Green Triangle ...

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Oz nurses more stressed

A new study finds Australian nurses report greater job strain than their New Zealand counterparts, writes Fiona Cassie. Australian nurses are more likely to report high job strain than their New Zealand counterparts, the early data from a major longitudinal ...

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Psychiatrists warn of flood trauma

Governments urged to provide increased and targeted mental health services to affected people. People affected by the floods devastating Queensland are being urged to look after their mental health. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists is warning ...

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