Prevention and early intervention

A dimensional-spectrum model of mental disorders: developing new assessments to improve the diagnostic validity of multiple mental disorders

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The current program of research seeks to investigate new and emerging statistical models to develop accurate and efficient diagnostic instruments that measure the latent relationship between internalising (eg. depression, anxiety), externalising (eg.

Project Status: 
Current

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