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Families urged to develop skills to assist with mental health concerns
A USC survey has found that most Sunshine Coast residents would discuss their mental health concerns with family and friends, despite knowing that these people might not have the skills to help them, while one in five would not tell anyone if they had depression.
Grey matter research could be blueprint for new stress treatments
A new book based on 10 years of collaborative brain research by two professors from the University of Sydney and the University of the Sunshine Coast aims to become a blueprint for improving the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Perfect GPA points Alistair to brain research project
A maths major who coded his own games on his first computer in the 1980s scored a perfect grade point average of 7 out of 7 when he recently graduated from USC with a Bachelor of Science.
Local volunteers sought for Alzheimer’s research
Sunshine Coast residents who are 65 years or older are being called on to take part in a new research study that aims to identify early brain changes that could signal the development of Alzheimer’s dementia.