Mental health

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