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CRUfAD – Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression

The Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD) is a joint research facility of St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and the University of New South Wales. They conduct research, educate and treat individuals and patients about how to recover from anxiety and depressive disorders.

Role

The unit conducts research to drive online internet Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT) services to prevent, upskill, educate and treat individuals, patients and clinicians. For schools, they educate teachers and students about how to avoid illness and to optimise their physical and mental health. CRUfAD train and up skill clinicians about how to treat and cure anxiety and depression.

Mission

CRUfAD’s aim is to reduce the burden of anxiety and depression through prevention, professional education, self-help education and treatment.

Online programs

  • THIS WAY UP - delivers a series of online courses for individuals with anxiety and depressive disorders. These courses can supplement or substitute existing face-to-face services developed by CRUfAD. Each online program is based on the principles of CBT for sadness, shyness, panic, worry and stress
    • Guided courses: individuals are supervised by a dedicated clinician to guide them through courses and monitor their progress
    • Unguided courses: individuals are able to work through the courses unsupervised
    • Clinician resources and services
    • Information about common mental disorders
    • Prevention programs for schools
    • Services and resources for clinicians.

    • Virtual Clinic – established to expand the current evidence base through applied research.

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    Last reviewed: January 2016

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    Panic | CRUfAD

    CONTACT US URGENT CARE About Us Our Research For Patients For Clinicians Select Page Panic Management plan for Panic Disorder Pages 246-257 from the Management of Mental Disorders, published by World Health Organization, Sydney

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    Agoraphobia | CRUfAD

    CONTACT US URGENT CARE About Us Our Research For Patients For Clinicians Select Page Agoraphobia Panic disorder and Agoraphobia Pages 246-257 from the Management of Mental Disorders, published by World Health Organization, Sydney

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    Depression

    Depression is a mood state that is characterised by significantly lowered mood and a loss of interest or pleasure in activities that are normally enjoyable. Such depressed mood is a common and normal experience in the population. However, a major depressive episode can be distinguished from this `normal’ depression by its severity, persistence, duration, and the presence of characteristic symptoms (e.g., sleep disturbances).

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    Trauma | CRUfAD

    CONTACT US URGENT CARE About Us Our Research For Patients For Clinicians Select Page Trauma Trauma & Acute Stress Reaction Pages 277-281 from the Management of Mental Disorders, published by World Health Organization, Sydney, Editions in Australia, Canada, China, Italy, New Zealand and the United Kingdom

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    GAD | CRUfAD

    CONTACT US URGENT CARE About Us Our Research For Patients For Clinicians Select Page Generalised Anxiety Disorder Generalized Anxiety Disorder Pages 266-269 from the Management of Mental Disorders, published by World Health Organization, Sydney

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    What is CBT | CRUfAD

    CONTACT US OUR LOCATION CRUfAD What is CBT Why choose ADC How do I get started Book an assessment For Clinicians What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? WHAT IS CBT? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a method of treatment for psychological disorders that takes a practical, task-based approach to solving problems

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    Compulsions | CRUfAD

    CONTACT US URGENT CARE About Us Our Research For Patients For Clinicians Select Page Compulsions OCD Pages 271-276 from the Management of Mental Disorders, published by World Health Organization, Sydney

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    Social Phobia

    Social phobia, the fear of being judged negatively, is often not recognised because patients do not like to talk about their fears. It is also not recognized because clinicians either confuse it with shyness, or judge the secondary depression or substance dependence to be the primary disorder.

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