Mental health

International trends over time in the prevalence and harms of alcohol and cannabis use: what is the evidence for the closing gender gap?

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Men have traditionally reported higher rates of alcohol and other substance use than women, however there is emerging evidence that women’s levels of substance use may be ‘catching up’ to men’s.  This study involves a comprehensive review of the international literature to assess if there is evid

Project Status: 
Completed

The development and evaluation of an Internet-based treatment for co-occurring depression and hazardous alcohol use in young Australians (The DEAL Project)

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This project focuses on a common clinical problem that causes substantial functional, economic, and health impacts; comorbid depression and alcohol use. These conditions are under-treated and peak in young adulthood.

Project Status: 
Completed

The CSI (Climate Schools Interactive) study: A cluster randomised controlled trial of the internet-based Climate Schools: Ecstasy & Emerging Drugs Module

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The use of ecstasy is a public health problem and is associated with a range of social costs and harms. Recently, there has been growing concern about the misuse of new psychoactive substances (NPS) designed to mimic the effects of illicit drugs, including ecstasy.

Project Status: 
Current

The Climate Schools Combined (CSC) study: Internet-based prevention for anxiety, depression and substance use in young Australians

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Anxiety, depressive and substance use disorders account for three quarters of the disability attributed to mental disorders. Moreover, research indicates that these disorders are often comorbid, share common risk factors and interact.

Project Status: 
Current

Improving cardiovascular health among people with depression: The development and pilot testing of an evidence-based internet healthy lifestyles treatment

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Depression and CVD are currently ranked three and four in the top 20 causes of burden of disease worldwide, and are elevated to numbers one and two on this list when middle-high income countries, such as Australia, are considered.  Several theories can account for the increased risk of these amon

Project Status: 
Completed

Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use: Translating innovative prevention and treatment

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Mental health and substance use disorders account for more years of life lost due to disability than any other disorders. These disorders often occur together (comorbidity), affecting more than 300,000 Australians every year.

Project Status: 
Current

Internet-delivered psychological treatment for comorbid depression and alcohol/other drug use problems: The SHADE project

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Mental health and alcohol/other drug researchers and clinicians must respond to the increased demand for their services, by developing and evaluating treatment programs that address depression and alcohol use disorders, whilst minimising cost and maximising efficient use of clinician time and cli

Project Status: 
Completed

Improving co-morbidity treatment within residential substance abuse: A randomized trial of a computer-based depression and substance abuse intervention

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It is very common for individuals to have both mental health and substance abuse problems. This is particularly the case for individuals accessing substance abuse treatment, where up to 80% of participants have a co-occurring mental health diagnosis (Ross, Glaser, & Germanson, 1988).

Project Status: 
Completed