This research shows mental health services need to take a family and whanau-centred approach in order to reduce discrimination both towards and within families and whanau of people diagnosed with mental illness. The research concludes that improved dialogue with and within families, and also with mental health providers, could improve relationships and erode discrimination, which can be a fundamental barrier to recovery. Full report (PDF 4.1Kb) or Executive Summary (PDF 1Kb)
Scientists have discovered how the toxoplasmosis parasite may trigger the development of schizophrenia and other bipolar disorders.
Children and teens of parents with bipolar disorder appear to have an increased risk of early-onset bipolar disorder, mood disorders and anxiety disorders, according to a report in the March issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have the same genetic causes, according to a study from Karolinska Institutet published in the highly respected journal The Lancet. The results throw the current separate classification of the diseases into question.
Schizophrenia could be caused by faulty signalling in the brain, according to new research published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.
A new research study by SANE Australia reveals people affected by mental illness pay a high price when it comes to relationships and social contact, with the study showing half have no close relationship with another person.
Findings show New Zealand carers experience similar difficulties faced by carers in other countries. At present, this important sector of the population is undervalued and under provided for.
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