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Otago research reveals need to ensure drug trials for anxiety are carried out on appropriate patients

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Tuesday, 12 February 2019

University of Otago psychiatry experts are concerned some medications used to treat anxiety may appear ineffective because they are not being tested in appropriate patients.

More elderly with mental health issues

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018

As New Zealand’s population gets older, the number of people with dementia will rise, but also the number of older people with other mental health issues and addiction problems, a Dunedin geriatrician says.

Otago researchers evaluate The Salvation Army’s Bridge Programme

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Friday, 25 September 2015

A twelve-month University of Otago evaluation study of people being treated for alcohol and drug dependency at The Salvation Army Bridge Treatment Programme reports that client recovery outcomes match leading treatment programmes internationally.

Video learning tool wins award

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Monday, 28 July 2014

An online video-based system that allows students and tutors to separately critique a patient interview won the second annual CALT awards held recently.

Study researches birth satisfaction for first time mothers

Friday, 16 September 2011

A pilot University of Otago study investigating factors that contribute to birth satisfaction for first time New Zealand mothers has led to a bigger nationwide study examining how birth preparation impacts on birth satisfaction.

Depressed men struggle more with functioning than depressed women

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

A new wide-ranging study by the University of Otago, Wellington has shown that men with common mental disorders, such as depression or anxiety, are more likely than women with those disorders to have difficulties with social and role functioning.