Treatment Interventions

Building the infrastructure for antiviral treatment of chronic hepatitis C in prisoners across Australia - the PACT study

Strand Research Theme: Infectious Diseases
Prisoners have been identified in the Fourth National Hepatitis C Strategy 2014–2017 as a priority population for hepatitis C treatment with over 50,000 individuals passing through the prison system annually. Although approximately one in three prisoners are infected with hepatitis C at present...
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Improving mental health screening of prisoners

Strand Research Theme: Forensic Mental Health
Early identification and intervention for those with a first episode of a psychotic illness such as schizophrenia, or even emerging psychosis, has become the gold standard for clinical practice in the mental health field.  However, offenders, particularly those incarcerated, have been largely...

Mild traumatic brain injury in young men presenting to the emergency department: A pilot study of an online intervention of substance abuse and depression

Strand Research Theme: Forensic Mental Health
Male gender, substance abuse, previous traumatic brain injury (TBI), low socioeconomic status, psychiatric illness and age (late teens - early 20’s) are recognised risk factors for TBI. Psychiatric symptoms, particularly depression, are common following a TBI, including mild TBI specifically.  In...

Reducing impulsivity in repeat violent offenders using a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) – the REINVESt study

Strand Research Theme: Forensic Mental Health
Violence is a leading cause of death and injury worldwide and a large percentage of prison inmates have histories of violent offending.Between 1996 and 2006, violent crimes (homicide, assault, sexual assault, robbery) in Australia rose by 30%.  While just under half of those convicted for violent...
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Reducing offending behaviour in repeat-violent offenders using omega-3 fatty acids: A RCT pilot study

Strand Research Theme: Forensic Mental Health
Significant numbers of men come into contact with the criminal justice system as a result of committing violent offences.  Few interventions, however, exist for this population as many treatment programs and post-release (from prison) schemes exclude those with histories of violent offending. ...