UNPAID carers in Australia face a significant economic disadvantage, research reveals, prompting the launch of a campaign to bridge the gap between unpaid care and workforce participation.
UQ Research Week 2018: Dr Fiona Charlson Today marks the first day of The University of Queensland’s Research Week. Through numerous events and awards, the […]
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.