Adolescence is a critical period for brain development, with active rewiring of circuitry that is necessary in successful development of “adult” adaptive patterns of behaviour, such as the frontal lobe and its connections.
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
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.
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
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).
This project will recruit clients of a local early psychosis clinic who are currently using cannabis.
The increased use of psychostimulants in Australia is a major concern. People using psychostimulants often do not access traditional treatment services, as their need is often greatest outside of regular office hours.
To review, update and add new information reflecting current drug trends to inform content included on the National Drugs Campaign (NDC) website.