Challenge to link between schizophrenia and urban living

The causes of schizophrenia — a brain disorder that causes delusions, affects thinking and can seriously debilitate people who live with the condition — are still a mystery.

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Bullying researcher takes out prestigious health award

THE days that Associate Professor James Scott savours most are the ones where he can see his research making a real difference to people’s lives.

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ADHD children should be screened for psychotic symptoms, study suggests

A review has found children with ADHD should be screened for psychotic symptoms before they start taking medication for the condition. In a small number of children, these medications can bring on psychotic symptoms.

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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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Why that cigarette, chocolate bar, or new handbag feel so good: how pleasure affects our brain

Every day we make a range of choices in the pursuit of pleasure: we do things that make us feel good or work in a specific job because it’s rewarding or pays well. These experiences help shape our perspectives on life and define our personality.

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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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What should I do if my child is a cyberbully?

Cyberbullying has become a significant issue for young people learning to navigate a life that is increasingly online. Like bullying that occurs face-to-face, cyberbullying can have serious effects on the physical and mental health of victims.

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Studying a bully’s motivation

Bullying in schools is a major issue and one researchers at Queensland's leading mental health facility are examining closely right now.

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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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