This week Brainwaves has Felice Jacka on the show, Associate Professor at Deakin University and President of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research and the Australian Alliance for the Prevention of Mental Disorders. Felice discusses her research around the role of diet and nutrition as it relates to mental health disorders. Felice also explains the ways in which people’s mood is impacted by what they ear and how her research looks at utilizing Dietary Improvement as a treatment strategy for Major Depression. Click here to read Felice’s latest research on diet and depression.
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Dr Rebecca Segrave talks about her research as research fellow and clinical neuropsychologist at the Monash and Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre into TMS, DBS and tDCS in the treatment of refractory major depression. Rebecca also talks about details for the De Costella Fun Run on August 30th, proceeds of which go to MAPrc research programs.
This week, Dr Jerome Sarris speaks about research evidence linking nutrition and nutritional supplements with prevention and treatment of mental illness. Jerome also speaks about specific nutritional supplements that have been found effective with anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. He ends with a discussion of factors to be aware of and take into account in any individual trial of nutritional supplements in response to a mental health condition.
In our first episode for 2015, Joel, Kathy and Mark talk with Dr Neil Thomas from Swinburne University about S.M.A.R.T – an online trial technological research program providing personal recovery-focused resources, exercises and tools for Self Management And Recovery from serious mental illness.