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Assessing the informational and decision-support needs of people with problematic alcohol-use and co-morbid depression

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This is a research project conducted by an external organisation. It may be of interest to people affected by complex mental illness. To find out more about the project below, contact the researchers directly.

Problematic alcohol use and depression are common in the Australian community, and often co-occur. Despite known effective treatments for problematic alcohol use and co-morbid depression, treatment decisions are complex and people with these co-occurring conditions experience significant unmet treatment needs.

This study, involving an online survey of key stakeholders (that is, patient/clients, their families, and experienced clinicians), is the first known to assess which aspects of treatment decision-making people with problematic alcohol-use and co-morbid depression find difficult, as well as recommended strategies for better supporting informed treatment decision-making for these co-occurring conditions.

What does the study involve?

Participants will complete an online survey, taking approximately 20-25 minutes to complete.

The survey includes questions asking about:

  • Your experience of problematic alcohol and depression.
  • The types of treatment decisions they have made for these conditions.
  • What challenges you faced making these decisions.
  • Ideas for resources to better support people like you making these decisions.


Last updated: 22 May, 2019