Neuroimaging is presently being used for the diagnosis of specific diseases and monitoring treatment progress in certain cases. Current neuroimaging research is helping us to understand the dynamics of brain development, the factors influencing it, and how it contributes to long-term brain health. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is prevalent among defence personnel, and research is looking to harness imaging techniques to enhance their quality of life by identifying the most effective early intervention strategies for patients.
ABC INTERVIEW - with Ray Thompson, North Queensland Toyota Cowboys - Delivering The Resilience Project to Schools
The Resilience Project, initially implemented with the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys, recognized the potential to collaborate with the Tropical Brain & Mind Foundation to expand the program's impact to school students. As a result, the project reached 100 schools and positively influenced the lives of 30,000 students. Listen to the interview below
Prof Zoltan Sarnyai is a medically-trained PhD neuroscientist with an active research program in the neurobiological mechanisms of stress and psychiatric disorders, including drug addiction, schizophrenia and depression.
Financial worry has become a pervasive problem in Australia. Yet little is known about the effect of financial worries on people’s mental health and day-to-day decision making. To protect our community from the effects of financial worry, we urgently need to better understand these effects, hence invite you to participate in a survey with that purpose.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on many stressors within our communities such as physical distancing, unemployment, underemployment, just to name a few. However, these stressors are resulting in a significant increase in the escalating global brain health crisis. Issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, loneliness from social isolation, and cognitive decline in adults have been major factors.
Helping the North's soldiers suffering post-traumatic stress disorder find better relief will be among the primary areas for research for a new charity being launched in Townsville.
General Peter Cosgrove AC MC, Professor Maxwell Bennett and Bishop Michael Putney will officially launch the Tropical Brain and Mind Research Foundation on Monday, 12th August at the Museum of Tropical Queensland (6pm) to the Townsville business community.