All In The Mind (ABC)
The genetics of depression (6/2017)
Depression is the most disabling chronic condition worldwide and research is now underway to precisely identify the genes associated with it—the results may lead to dramatically improved and personalised treatment.
Connecting with baby (6/2017)
Emerging theories of child development suggest that a babies have agency over their movements even in the womb, and that their actions help them to make sense of the world.
The science of hedonism (6/2017)
Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n' roll. It’s a winning trifecta—no matter what the potential dangers are. Hear about the discovery of LSD, and the wide-ranging effects that music has on our brain.
The psychology of paedophilia (6/2017)
The psychology of paedophilia. Are there differences in the brains of paedophiles or is attraction to children on a universal continuum, controlled only by socialisation?
End of life care (5/2017)
At a specially designed palliative care unit at a leading Sydney hospital we hear from a patient about his needs and expectations for the final stages of his life—and the staff reflect on what they learn about their own priorities in life by caring for others.
When a healthy diet becomes an unhealthy obsession (5/2017)
We’re bombarded by blogs and social media with rules for healthy eating: quit sugar, go gluten-free, cut out carbs, eat paleo. But taking the rules too far could lead to an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating.
The food-mood connection (5/2017)
In the emerging field of nutritional psychiatry, the evidence is now building that particular foods could have a significant influence on our mental health—particularly depression.
Learning to learn (5/2017)
Most of us love being able to look up just about anything on our smart phones and know the answer in an instant. But do you ever worry about what that’s doing to our brains and our capacity to retain knowledge?
In the therapy room (4/2017)
We go behind the closed doors of the consulting room with renowned psychotherapist of 40 years—Susie Orbach.
The secret history of self-harm (4/2017)
After self-harming as a teenager, a historian delves into the past for some important insights into how we can better manage and treat those who self-harm today.