Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN)

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Thursday, April 19, 2018
The research by UNSW 3DN, the Autism CRC, and the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, La Trobe University, explores why people on the autism spectrum are at significant increased risk of depression and suicidal thoughts compared to the general population.  In a national sample, almost half of the participants aged 14-80 years with autism were in the clinical range for depression, and 36% reported recent suicidal ideation.  Loneliness emerged as a risk factor for depression and suicidal idea
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
How do you channel your disciplinary expertise into a well-crafted MCQ? UNSW Medicine would like to invite you to a special faculty development event, facilitated by medicine’s MCQ master-crafters. Facilitators: Dr Peter Harris, Prof Gary Velan, Prof Philip Jones Time:11th April from 9-12 Venue:Wallace Wurth Building, Scenario Group room 16/17 Workshop Plan:
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
This new publication interrogated the current representation of people with intellectual disability and recommended strategies to enhance the inclusion of intellectual disability in mental health policy. A policy analysis framework was developed that included context, stakeholders, process, and content.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
The 2018 National Round Table on Intellectual Disability Mental Health, organised by the UNSW Sydney’s Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry, NSW Council for Intellectual Disability, and our research partnerships team, was held yesterday at UNSW Sydney. Mental health for more than 400,000 people in NSW living with an intellectual disability was the focus of the roundtable.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
The National Round Table on Intellectual Disability Mental Health is a full day’s event organised by the UNSW Sydney’s Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry, NSW Council for Intellectual Disability, and our research partnerships team, to be held on 27 March 2018 at UNSW Sydney. 
Friday, March 02, 2018
See 3DN’s new publication examining factors associated with emergency department use and readmission after first psychiatric admission. This important data linkage work identifies several factors, including the presence of intellectual disability, which have a substantial bearing on acute health services use after initial admission to a mental health facility in NSW, Australia.
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Monday, November 13, 2017
The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) is an interdisciplinary scientific organisation, founded in 1964. IASSIDD is a non-governmental member of the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Thursday, November 09, 2017
3DN will soon be starting a trial healthy lifestyle program for people with intellectual disability and their carers. The program is called ‘Get Healthy!’ It has been designed to help people do exercise and eat well. The program will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the University of New South Wales. A qualified dietitian and exercise physiologist will teach the program.

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