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Black Dog Institute

Founded in 2002 and affiliated with the University of NSW and Prince of Wales Hospital, Black Dog Institute operates in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

They combine expertise in clinical management with cutting edge research to develop new, and more effective, strategies for people living with mood disorders.

The Black Dog Institute's activity spans the health spectrum from lab bench, to patients, to public health. They place emphasis on the translation of research discoveries into accessible evidence-based clinical practices that focus on prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery.

The Black Dog Institute promotes better mental health through their clinically-endorsed school, workplace and community programs. They are also involved in training the next generation of health care providers through GP, psychologist and psychiatrist programs.

The Black Dog Institute's ultimate vision is of a world where people understand that mood disorders like depression can be prevented and managed and there is hope. By achieving this vision, they will reduce the impact of mental illness and bring the Black Dog to heel.

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Black Dog Institute.

Last reviewed: March 2017

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