Mental illness is responsible for one of the largest disease burdens in Australia. Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder each affect around 1% of the population. NeuRA has active programs in these areas, as well as childhood developmental disorders such as autism.
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Pain provides a warning of threat to body tissue. This protective mechanism is critical for survival as it motivates defensive actions to remove the source of the threat. Unfortunately for many people, pain can become ‘stuck’, persisting long past the time when it has served any useful purpose of warning of harm. These people have chronic pain, a disabling and highly distressing condition. Dr James McAuley’s research is focused on low […]
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