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The latest research, from around the world, and news on managing specific disabilities.

Understanding the ‘social’ in social anxiety

By medicalising social anxiety as wholly a problem of the individual we risk overlooking the potential social drivers.

The roadmap to defeat MS in Australia

The Roadmap proposes $30 million over ten years from the Medical Research Future Fund and $5 million from the Commonwealth Primary Health Network.

People with depression use language differently – here’s how to spot...

A new study, published in Clinical Psychological Science, has now unveiled a class of words that can help accurately predict whether someone is suffering from depression.

Is This Fair?: BMW Redesigns The Wheelchair For High-Speed Paralympians

BMW is helping make faster, lighter racing wheelchairs but is it fair to all athletes?

People experiencing suicidal thoughts need the compassionate ear of a caring...

A genuinely caring response from a person might be sufficient for the person who is having suicidal thoughts to reconsider.

Informed consent: women need to know about the link between the...

The pill and other hormone contraceptives are not without side effects. We usually focus on the physical health effects of the pill, yet the most common reason women stop or change the pill is mental health side effects.

Gene-based tests may improve treatment for people with bipolar disorder

Bipolar affective disorder (BPAD) affects around 2% of the world’s population, leaving them with bouts of severe depression and episodes of what is commonly referred to as “mania”.

Disrupted sleep-wake cycle linked to mental health problems – new study

Disturbances to circadian rhythms – specifically, increased activity during rest hours and/or inactivity during the day – were associated with a greater risk of mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar disorder), worse subjective feelings of well-being and slower reaction times.

[Research] People with sight loss at increased risk of depression

People with vision loss or who suffer vision loss are at a greater risk of suffering depression and support workers must be trained to recognise the symptoms and institute early treatment.

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