Melbourne and Beijing unite over mental health illness

Melbourne and Beijing unite over mental health illness

Melbourne and Beijing unite over mental health illness

Updated 11 April 2014, 16:29 AEST

Schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder will be among the mental health issues tackled by a new Peking University based, University of Melbourne backed research and training facility.

 

Mental disorders make up 13% of the world's diseases and the statisics are particularly severe in China where almost 200 million people suffer from mental disorder, yet over 90% have never received any treatment.
 
But according to Professor Ian Everall, head of the department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne, this has been changing over the past 10 years since the partnership between the two universities began.    
   
The University of Melbourne-Peking University Centre for Psychiatric Research and Training which was launched recently, will bring world experts from both institutions to study all aspects of mental health from schizophrenia to depression.  
 
Presenter: Phil Kafcaloudes
Speaker: Professor Ian Everall, Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne.
 

 

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