Lithium in water lowers dementia risk

Danish research has found long term lithium exposure from tap water may be associated with a lower incidence of dementia. So should we be rushing to add more lithium to our water?

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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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Lithium in tap water could lower dementia risk

People living in areas with high levels of lithium in tap water are 17 per cent less likely to get dementia, according to a large study that suggests the naturally occurring metal could help to prevent mental decline.

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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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New year’s resolutions: how to get your stress levels in check

QCMHR's Associate Professor James Scott on The Conversation.

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