Professor Walter appointed a member of the Order of Australia (AM) (January 2012)

The CADE Clinic was delighted that one of its team members, Professor Garry Walter, was appointed a member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2012 Australia Day Honours announcement. The award is for service to medicine in the fields of adolescent mental health, medical education and publishing.

Graduate Student Presentations: 3 Minute Theses (September 2011)

Dr Lisa Lampe was the winner of the Graduate Student Presentations: 3 Minute Theses at the inaugural Neuroscience and Mental Health Development Day held at the University of Sydney on 30 September 2011. Her topic was “Does Avoidant Personality Disorder stand alone, or is it just severe Social Phobia?”

Selling sickness or dulling the pain? The pros and cons of antidepressants (June 2011)

Dr Andrew Kemp and Mr Daniel Quintana from the School of Psychology have published an article titled ‘Selling sickness or dulling the pain? The pros and cons of antidepressants’ in The Conversation.

Read the article here.

For more information, please visit: http://www.psych.usyd.edu.au/staff/kempa/

Depression can break your heart, literally (May 2011)

Mr Daniel Quintana and Dr Andrew Kemp from the School of Psychology have published an article titled ‘Depression can break your heart, literally’ in The Conversation. The Conversation is a much needed independent source of information, analysis and commentary from the university and research sector.

Read the article here.

For more information, please visit: http://www.psych.usyd.edu.au/staff/kempa/

CADE Clinic - Samuel Gershon Prize in Psychiatry (March 2011)

University of Sydney medical student Elke Woodhouse was awarded the 2010 CADE Clinic – Samuel Gershon Prize in Psychiatry by Professor Gin Malhi at the Northern Clinical School’s Annual Prize Ceremony held on 22 March 2011. This prize is awarded to the best student in an elective exam for those attached to Northern Clinical School during their Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine rotation in the University of Sydney’s Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery.

The prize is named after John Cade, a physician-pioneer who (re)discovered the benefits of lithium in the treatment of Bipolar Disorder. Samuel Gershon, now a professor in Miami USA, trained at the University of Sydney and briefly worked alongside Cade and colleagues in Melbourne before moving to the USA where he was key in promoting the use of lithium in clinical practice. Together they ensured that the King of Mood stabilisers lived once again.

New Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry (November 2010)

Professor Gin Malhi has been appointed by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) as the new Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry contains high quality, peer-reviewed, original research articles, reviews and case reports in the field of psychiatry.[ About the Journal ]

Prof Malhi was profiled in the March 2011 edition of the RANZCP Psych-e Bulletin. [Read the RANZCP Profile of Prof Malhi]

Depression patients halt medication too early (March 2010)

The CADE Clinic’s trial of the use of a nutritional supplement, N-Acetyl Cysteine, in alleviating depression was highlighted in the Sydney Morning Herald’s article “Depression patients halt medication too early” published on March 21, 2010.