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New assessment of preschool mental health trialled

April 13th, 2017

Murdoch University hosted Australia’s first training for an innovative method of assessing the mental health of preschool aged children. This assessment tool, the Preschool Aged Psychiatric Assessment (PAPA), uses semi-structured interviews to diagnose psychiatric symptoms in children up to five years of age.

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Improving mental health screening for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pregnant women and new mums

February 28th, 2017

Murdoch University will participate in a collaborative study aiming to improve the mental health of expectant and new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mums living in remote communities.

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Breastfeeding study finds need for iodine

November 19th, 2012

A study on pregnant and breastfeeding mothers by Murdoch University, Curtin and Flinders universities has found potential deficiencies for babies – most notably in iodine.

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