Brain defect traps schizophrenics in twilight zone
Brain & Mind Research Institute
Diseases of the brain and mind, including substance abuse, clinical depression and dementia now account for more than 40 percent of all illness. These diseases are devastating for those affected, their families, and for society, costing the Australian economy an estimated $30 billion each year.
The BMRI brings together patients, support groups and front-line carers with scientists and clinicians working in neurosciences and brain research, providing hope for those affected.
Professor Ian Bernard Hickie
Professor Hickie is the Commissioner in the new National Mental Health Commission and oversees enhanced accountability for mental health reform in Australia. He is Professor of Psychiatry and Executive Director of the Brain and Mind Research Institute.Find out more
17 August | ABC Compass episode about death and funerals
Clinical Associate Professor Michael Buckland appears on this episode of Compass exploring death and funerals, and giving your remains to science. Watch the full episode.
8 October | 21st Century Medicine Series - Teenagers, Technology and Mental Health
As the burden of mental health disorders increases among young people, Professor Ian Hickie responds to the question can new technologies be used to support high quality mental health care for more people at low cost. Find out more about this upcoming event.
27 October | Postgraduate coursework information evening
Explore your options for postgraduate coursework study at the brain and mind sciences information evening Find out more about this upcoming event.