29 Jun 2014

Photo of the week: MAPRc launch of the Facebook Affective Disorder (FAD) app

The Hon. Jeff Kennett and Dr Rowan
Miller, at the MAPrc FAD launch
MAPRc and RMIT researchers are looking at how social media can be used to prevent relapse in a person living with mental illness. The world-first pilot study will use a Facebook app to look at changes in a person’s social media interactions to predict when a person living with a mental illness is likely to experience a relapse. Professor Paul Fitzgerald, Deputy Director of the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Centre (MAPrc), said social media had the potential to be a life-saving way to prevent relapse for patients with bipolar disorder, a substantial clinical problem. The app was launched on 26 June and had much media pickup. See Monash story.
See MAPrc-FAD launch Gallery for more photos
See CCS Monash's Google+ page for more photo albums. 
Many thanks to Ramise Felise for a great job adding photo albums to our CCS G+ page, which has now received almost 80,000 views since it started in February.