Understanding drug habits and their treatment
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
New analytical tool accelerates research on youth mental illness
The Brain and Mind Research Institute has partnered with a number of research bodies to develop an application that makes imaging and neurological & electrophysiological data available digitally, and gives researchers a better understanding of mental illness. Read more on the project