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This is where you'll find information about various mental illnesses and treatments.

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About mental illnesses
There are many mental illnesses or psychiatric conditions which are unfairly stigmatised. Often this stigma has come about due to ignorance, lack of understanding and lack of knowledge about the cause, treatment and outcomes for people with mental illness. 
MAPrc aims to discover new understanding and treatments for mental illnesses thereby helping to remove some of the stigma, fear and confusion about mental illness.
In this section, we provide brief insight and helpful information about a variety of mental illnesses. 
About treatments
Discovering new treatments for mental illnesses through the application of neuroscience breakthroughs is one of the major roles that MAPrc has undertaken. 
Mental illnesses of all types can be successfully treated. We are able to provide “state of the art” innovative, world first treatments for people suffering from a variety of mental illnesses.  Our new treatments integrate biological discoveries with psychological and social treatment strategies. 
New treatments at MAPrc are delivered by a multidisciplinary team of clinical research professionals.  MAPrc is always seeking people with and without current mental health problems who can take part in our research projects. See our Treatment trials section for more information.

 MAPrc Multidisciplinary Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, Level 4, 607 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004