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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PhD student and physiotherapist Edel O’Hagan is currently working on a study that investigates whether using a medication, normally used for sleep disturbances, can help people with acute back pain – that is, pain which has lasted less than three months. Back pain researchers at NeuRA know that there is a shared relationship between sleep and pain. Typically, the higher the pain intensity the worse a person sleeps. Conversely, after […]
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