Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a chronic, debilitating mental health disorder affecting about 1.4 million Australians. Individuals affected by PTSD are more likely to develop anxiety, depression and substance-use disorders, and six times more likely to attempt suicide.

The PTSD research team aims to advance understanding of the neural underpinnings of PTSD by: 

  1. The development of proven pharmaceutical and therapeutic interventions.
  2. Advocacy for patients and their families to improve quality of life.
  3. Delivery of evidence-based clinical services.
  4. Community engagement across the Sunshine Coast to raise awareness of trauma-related mental health conditions.
Research contact

Professor Jim Lagopoulos, Director, Sunshine Coast Mind & Neuroscience Thompson Institute

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