Repetitive Pointless Behaviour in Dementia

Parkinson’s disease and stimulant use: Punding and Impulse Control Disorders associated with dopaminergic agents. Repetitive behaviour, often pointless or maladaptive, occurs in association with a number of brain disorders, including dementia. One recently described example occurs as an adverse effect…

The Future of Psychiatry and Mental Health Services – Prof Philip Morris

Professor Philip Morris addressed the delegates of the 14th International Mental Health Conference earlier this week.  Here is his presentation My talk can only be a series of remarks about the current state of some aspects of mental health services…

State Government to close Qld’s only dedicated residential youth mental health facility

ABC News By Jesse Dorsett Updated Wed Aug 7, 2013 The State Government has confirmed it is shutting down Queensland’s only mental health unit that houses teenagers with severe mental disorders. Health Minister Lawrence Springborg says the services provided by…

Barriers to OCD treatment in Australia research

Please assist a student of the Australian College of Applied Psychology in her research by participating in an online survey please click on the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OCDtreatment For further queries please contact the Symposium Secretariat 5th Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium 14 –…

‘Life not worth living’ say many young men

ABC News 29 July More than 10 per cent of young men in rural, regional and remote NSW have thought about taking their own lives according to new research. And the survey which has uncovered this alarming data has also…

5th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium

The Symposium Program includes 9 keynote presenters, 48 session presenters along with 4 workshops.  You will hear from these exciting and thought-provoking speakers ready to share their views on the important topic of Rural & Remote Mental Health. This Symposium…

Exploring healthy and unhealthy uses of music by teenagers in recovery

The strength of the relationship between adolescents and their music is well understood. However diverse perspectives exist regarding whether music is a valuable resource or a dangerous priming agent for vulnerable young people. Empirical investigations provide evidence for both possibilities,…

Dr John Durkin, from the UK to keynote and workshop at the Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Conference 2013

Dr John Durkin is a psychologist specialising in posttraumatic growth. Out of his early career as a firefighter, he developed an interest in the positive outcomes to traumatic experience. He worked with crisis intervention teams in New York’s fire and…