Treatment and 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 feasibility and efficacy of a very brief intervention for cannabis use and related problems in an Emergency Department (ED) setting

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Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Australia and its use is associated with an increased risk of involvement in motor vehicle accidents, work place accidents, mental health disorders, and respiratory and other health harms.

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

Determining the impact of opioid substitution therapy upon mortality and recidivism among prisoners: A 22-year data linkage study.

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Prisoners are a marginalised group placing considerable costs on society. They experience very high rates of drug dependence, health problems and premature mortality. Without intervention they are highly likely to come into further health risk.

Project Status: 
Current