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Experts recommend drug-free approach to treating depression symptoms in people living with dementia

Research led by UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing has confirmed treating symptoms of depression is most effective when a non-pharmacological approach is adopted, in people living with dementia.

New depression test identifies men who could be up to 30x the risk of suicidal ideation

New research from SAHMRI, the University of Adelaide, CSIRO Australia’s national science agency, Orygen and the Freemason’s Centre for Male Health and Wellbeing has found men who score high on both traditional measures of depression symptoms and University of Adelaide’s recently developed 'Short-Form Male Depression Risk Scale', may be up to 30 times the risk of suicidal thinking.

AMCS competition winners helping ward off loneliness with creative and imaginative ideas

Australian Multicultural Community Services has been working to tackle loneliness in the community, awarding two cash prizes to members of the community who have come up with some promising strategies to mitigate the condition.

People with mental health issues more likely to experience back pain: new research

A study into the causes of back pain has found that depression and anxiety play a greater role in this poorly understood condition than first thought.

Study looks at ways to treat depression in elderly isolated during COVID

A new study suggests a brief telephone-delivered behavioural treatment can improve the mental health of the elderly who have been isolating during the pandemic.

Monash University launches new centre to transform treatments for Australians living with mental health disorders

Monash University today will launch an end-to-end, cross-disciplinary centre to drive novel psychiatric drug discovery, as well as new approaches to neuromedicine-assisted psychotherapies, for the treatment of mental health disorders.

The fluffy robotic companion pets bringing laughter, play and so much more to many in aged care

Loneliness, depression and dementia in older Australians are all too often treated with pharmaceutical interventions. But in the wake of the Royal Commission, which identified...

Visualising yourself carrying out activities can help with motivation – new study

A little bit of imagination may be the key to overcoming motivation deficits associated with depression, loneliness and sedentary lifestyles, according to new research from The University of Western Australia (UWA).

Loneliness, isolation and lack of support linked to heart disease: new study

Loneliness, social isolation and a lack of social support can increase the risk of having a heart attack or stroke in older Australians.

Tai chi’s potential relief of depression and anxiety in stroke survivors

A small feasibility study has suggested that tai chi has the potential to reduce depression, anxiety and stress plus improve sleep in people who have had a stroke.

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