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.