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Black Dog Institute

Founded in 2002 and affiliated with the University of NSW and Prince of Wales Hospital, Black Dog Institute operates in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

They combine expertise in clinical management with cutting edge research to develop new, and more effective, strategies for people living with mood disorders.

The Black Dog Institute's activity spans the health spectrum from lab bench, to patients, to public health. They place emphasis on the translation of research discoveries into accessible evidence-based clinical practices that focus on prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery.

The Black Dog Institute promotes better mental health through their clinically-endorsed school, workplace and community programs. They are also involved in training the next generation of health care providers through GP, psychologist and psychiatrist programs.

The Black Dog Institute's ultimate vision is of a world where people understand that mood disorders like depression can be prevented and managed and there is hope. By achieving this vision, they will reduce the impact of mental illness and bring the Black Dog to heel.

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Last reviewed: March 2017

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Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Mindfulness is a of self-awareness training adapted from Buddhist mindfulness meditation. It has been adapted for use in treatment of depression, especially preventing relapse and for assisting with mood regulation.

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Goal Setting

When setting a goal for yourself it is always a good idea to make it a SMART one!

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Omega-3 and mood disorders

How does omega-3 affect mood?

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Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is a physical treatment used for a range of mental illnesses.

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Symptoms of depression

Depression is a common experience with one in seven Australians experiencing depression in their lifetime. We all experience periods when we feel low and a bit depressed. Experiences such as having a bad day at work or hearing some bad news can impact on our mood. Sometimes we can even feel sad for no reason at all.

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Hints to Avoid Harmful Stress

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Dealing with Anger and Impulsivity

Anger is a useful emotion when used well. It can get you moving, stimulate you to be honest (say something you’ve been meaning to say), give you the energy to protect yourself or your values, to stand up for something.

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Bipolar disorder in young people

Bipolar disorder is a neglected health problem in children and adolescents. Formerly known as Manic Depression, bipolar disorder has only recently been recognised in children and young people.

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Treatments for depression

A large number of different treatments are available for depression and new treatments (particularly medications) regularly appear.

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Workplace wellbeing

As you are reading this, one in six Australian workers will be experiencing a mental illness. Many others will be experiencing the initial signs of mental illness including insomnia, worry and fatigue.

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