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Cairnmillar – Monash Health Clinical Collaboration

The Cairnmillar – Monash Health Clinical Collaboration Research Group aims to conduct research that investigates theoretical and applied aspects of clinical psychology practice. This includes, but is not limited to, causes and treatment of mental disorders, such as...

(Internet) Gaming Disorder

The Cairnmillar Gaming Research Group (CGRG) is dedicated to furthering the understanding of Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) or also known as Gaming Disorder (GD). In brief, IGD/GD is a pattern of maladaptive gaming behaviours leading to significant impairment of...

Annual Cairnmillar Institute Research & Practice Conference

Congratulations and thank you, first of all, to all the students who presented on their research plans, thesis findings or literature critiques at our second, annual Cairnmillar Institute Research & Practice Conference on Friday 16 November. The quality of both...

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Clinical Research Group The Clinical Research Group aims to conduct research which informs, evaluates and refines clinical practice across the lifespan. Member research interests span personality disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders,...

‘I was having panic attacks’: Online gaming addiction is real

In 2015, three percent of young people aged 11-17 had what is described as a "problematic gaming habit", which is four times more likely in those who also had anxiety or depression. Senior lecturer, Dr Vasileios Stavropoulos queries whether Internet Gaming Disorder is...

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Internet Gaming Disorder and Hikikomori

Internet Gaming Disorder and Hikikomori, an extreme form of real-life social withdrawal where individuals isolate themselves from society, have both been suggested as mental disorders that require further clinical research, particularly amongst young adult...

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