Mental health and complex disorders

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Coordinator: Professor Michael Breakspear

Mental Health Program

The 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing found that an estimated 3.2 million Australians (20% of the population aged between 16 and 85) had a mental disorder in the 12 months prior to the survey. The Burden of Disease and Injury in Australia (2003) study indicated that mental disorders constitute the leading cause of disability burden in Australia.

The focus of the Mental Health and Complex Disorders Research Program is to combine the existing strengths of QIMR Berghofer’s work in genetics and population health with new techniques in neurosciences.

Mental health and complex disorders studied