A wealth of research shows a greater incidence and prevalence of schizophrenia and psychotic illness in immigrant and ethnic minority groups. These findings extend to sub-clinical measures of schizophrenia-related personality characteristics, such as schizotypy. Examinations of the role of stress and resilience factors in this...
What does the evidence show about the efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for patients with major depression and/or schizophrenia?
Healthy communities: hospitalisations for mental health conditions and intentional self-harm in 2013–14
This report focuses on the mental health of populations in small areas across Australia. It aims to assist Primary Health Networks and others in making informed decisions about resources required in providing effective primary mental health care.
Under Australian mental health laws, people with schizophrenia can only be involuntarily committed to a mental health facility if they are assessed and it is determined that their illness is making them dangerous to themselves or others.
The Australian and New Zealand clinical practice guidelines recommend intensive case management for people with first-episode psychosis or an acute relapse of schizophrenia. Often initiated following discharge from hospital or transfer from community-based acute care, case management is a collaborative, community-based program designed to ensure...
From psychiatric hospital to supported housing: the Neami Community Housing Program, Melbourne, Australia, 1995–2008
This paper documents the experience of the Neami Community Housing Program. The paper recounts how the program came about, describes the model it employs, and considers how its practice has changed over time. It then examines outcomes for clients after leaving hospital and implications for...