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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy and breastfeeding have again been linked to the development of autistic-like behaviours.
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.
Bullying in schools is a major issue and one researchers at Queensland’s leading mental health facility are examining closely right now.
Research into brain development and schizophrenia has led to international acclaim for Professor John McGrath AM, recipient of Denmark’s Strömgren 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.