Untangling co-morbidity: substance use and mental health in young Australians

This project aims to investigate the co-morbidity (co-occurrence within one individual) of mental health problems and substance use in young Australians. To date the study has utilised large epidemiological datasets to map the developmental sequence of anxiety and mood disorders and first alcohol use in the Australian population. Data is currently being analysed from the control group of  a prevention trial involving over 500 adolescents to examine at when, how and why these problems occur together. Adolescence has been chosen as it is a time when both mental health and substance use problems first emerge.

Project Status
Ongoing Projects
Contact
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Research Assistant & PhD Candidate
Ph +612 9385 0333
Funding Body
APA and Rotary Health
Investigators
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Research Assistant & PhD Candidate
Ph +612 9385 0333
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Director of Prevention Research
Ph +61 2 9385 0159
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Director of Epidemiology Research
Ph +61 2 9385 0267

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