St Vincent's Mental Health Research

The St Vincent's Mental Health Research Unit has two broad areas of core research, namely optimizing mental health care, and integrating physical and mental health. The research is aligned with the clinical services.

Body Image and Eating Disorders

Research Group Leader: Professor David Castle

St Vincent's Mental Health Research Unit

The Body Image and Eating Disorders group undertake research focused predominantly on eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).

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Frameworks for Health

Research Group Leader: Professor David Castle

St Vincent's Mental Health Research Unit

Frameworks for Health (FFH), St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM), has been dedicated to translating the Optimal Health Program (OHP) into everyday clinical practice through program development, research and training with the aim to improve a person’s well-being and build on their strengths and values.

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Healthy Lifestyles

Research Group Leader: Professor David Castle

St Vincent's Mental Health Research Unit

The group is focused on mental health patients on psychotropic medications regarding weight gain associated with these medications and the impact on their quality of life.

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Psychosis and Sczhophrenia

Research Group Leader: Professor David Castle

St Vincent's Mental Health Research Unit

The Psychosis and Schizophrenia group undertake research focused on the epidemiology and treatment of psychotic conditions

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