Exercising as a teen reduces the risk of depression later in life, study finds

Physical activity in teenagers significantly reduces the likelihood of depression, a study has found. The study, carried out at the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, involved examining the physical activity of almost 3500 14-year-olds and then assessing their mental health when they were 21.

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Low vitamin D linked to autism behaviours

Low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy and breastfeeding have again been linked to the development of autistic-like behaviours.

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International psychiatry award puts QBI researcher among world’s best

Research into brain development and schizophrenia has led to international acclaim for Professor John McGrath AM, recipient of Denmark’s Strömgren Medal.

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Research into link between vitamin D and schizophrenia wins medal

Research into brain development and schizophrenia has led to international acclaim for The University of Queensland’s Professor John McGrath, recipient of Denmark’s Strömgren Medal.

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Ground-breaking schizophrenia research recognised

The University of Queensland’s Professor John McGrath has won a prestigious international fellowship in the Niels Bohr Professorship Programin Denmark to continue his ground-breaking research into schizophrenia.

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Psychotic experiences flag raised suicide risk

Otherwise healthy people who experience hallucinations or delusions are more likely to have later suicidal thoughts or attempts, an international study has found.

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QCMHR researchers play key role in World Health Day

Researchers from QCMHR and UQ have provided key statistics which support April 7’s World Health Day theme – depression and common mental disorders.

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Hidden workforce saves Australia $13.2b

Carers supporting Australians with mental illness are providing services that would cost governments $13.2 billion to replace, a new report has found.

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Link between vitamin D treatment and autism prevention

Giving vitamin D supplements to mice during pregnancy prevents autism traits in their offspring, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research researchers have discovered.

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