There is typically no fever, no broken bone, no lesion to examine under a microscope when evaluating mental illness. Diagnosing disorders therefore is hard. A new way to classify disorders could help.
A new study has for first time placed a dollar value on how much it would cost the government to replace those who unofficially care for family members with mental illness.
Not even psychiatrists themselves can agree on what 'mental illness' is.
The controversial Centrelink debt recovery system is bad news for the mental health of the disadvantaged and vulnerable people it targets.
Even after 26 children and teachers were killed four years ago today at Sandy Hook, more mass shootings by disturbed white men and boys have occurred. Ignoring this crisis has severe consequences.
Researchers are finding medical uses for some molecules in certain street drugs, but it's important to call the drugs by their real names. Here’s why that's important.
A collaboration of Australia's leading scientists, clinicians and health organisations announce ten priority policy actions needed for Australia to reach its health targets by the year 2025.
To reduce female recidivism rates, we need to address inmates' histories of trauma and abuse.
The law should allow greater communication between health professionals, families and carers even if this impacts on patients’ rights of confidentiality.
Research has made some disturbing findings. Here's what we can do about it.
With stigma about mental illness still pervasive, The Boss' frank admission helps shatter some of the most common stereotypes about depression.
A growing body of research literature suggests time spent gardening is as good for the gardener as it is for the garden.
'Trump made a tramp out of me,' Guthrie lamented, denouncing his landlord who barred black families and pocketed federal funds.
Schizophrenia and the search for meaning in a puzzling world.
One in four people experience a mental health problem in any give year.
Perceived stigma, failure to seek help and failures of policing organisations to support help-seeking have created a melting pot of despair for some officers.
Behavioural activation aims to increase engagement in activities we value, which boosts our chances of deriving pleasure and a sense of achievement from life.
Efforts to avoid stigmatising people from Muslim backgrounds seem to be coming at the unexpected cost of adding stigma to those with mental health issues.
Some child sex offenders don’t even realise what they are doing is wrong; they genuinely believe they are showing the children "love".
People with cognitive impairments are entitled to opportunities to engage meaningfully in society, so there must be legal reform to enable this.