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Trauma and PTSD

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.
Trauma treatment study

We invite adults with a trauma memory, or PTSD symptoms or a diagnosis of PTSD, to help us investigate a new treatment's feasibility and links to brain functions.

Taking expressions of interest

Dont Keep It All Bottled Up
Clinical trial of a novel treatment for PTSD

We investigating the efficacy of a novel six-week treatment in reducing PTSD symptom frequency and severity in adults, examining cognitive, neurobiological, and physiological effects.

Recruitment is now closed

National PTSD Research Centre

The first of its kind in Australia and delivering breakthrough research into PTSD causes and better treatments, and clinical support for patients.