#295      33 min 32 sec
Improving the view: Positive Psychology in preventing the repeat of psychotic episodes

 Dr Mario Alvarez-Jimenez

Clinical psychologist Dr Mario Alvarez-Jimenez discusses research into non-drug approaches -- such as Positive Psychology and social media -- to preventing the recurrence of psychotic episodes in young people. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.

#264      28 min 31 sec
Hormones in a hurry: Uneasy passages through puberty and adolescence

Prof George Patton

Psychiatrist and adolescent health specialist, Prof George Patton, discusses why puberty -- especially early puberty -- and adolescence can be so tough, but how most of us survive the journey. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.

Episode 97      26 min 50 sec
Asperger's Syndrome and PDD-NOS Explained

Prof Margot Prior AO

Developmental psychologist Prof Margot Prior describes what it means to be an individual with Asperger's Syndrome, and how Asperger's and the similar Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified fit into the broader Austism Spectrum Disorder. With host Eric van Bemmel.

Episode 63      20 min 20 sec
Parental Angst and Acceptance in the Digital Age

Dr Michael Arnold
Dr Martin Gibbs

Drs Mike Arnold and Martin Gibbs discuss the impact on families of the seemingly unstoppable wave of digital and virtual communications technologies.

Episode 59      32 min 05 sec
Cannabis and Your Brain

Assoc Prof Dan Lubman
Prof Iain McGregor

Researchers Assoc Prof Dan Lubman and Prof Ian McGregor discuss latest understanding of the effects of cannabis on brain and behavior.

Episode 54      18 min 37 sec
Adolescents and Mental Illness

Professor Patrick McGorry

Psychiatrist Prof Patrick McGorry discusses how evolving treatment modalities can address disturbing trends of increased mental illness in young adults and adolescents. With host Jacky Angus.

Episode 31      13 min 22 sec
Genetic Testing and Young People

Dr Rony Duncan

Dr Rony Duncan discusses the ethical issues surrounding genetic testing of young people. With host Dr Shane Huntington. This episode concludes our "Summer Season of Science". Up Close will resume its regular programming with the next episode.

Episode 17      20 min 17 sec
Post-compulsory Education for a Knowledge Economy

Assoc Prof John Polesel

Assoc Prof John Polesel discusses the changing job markets in Australia and overseas brought about by the so-called "knowledge economy", its effect on young people, and the need to change perceptions about Vocation Education and Training.

Guest: Assoc Prof John Polesel the Centre for Post-Compulsory Education and Lifelong Learning (CPELL)

Topic: Post-compulsory Education for a Knowledge Economy

Episode 10      27 min 39 sec
Coping Strategies for Adolescents

Assoc Prof Erica Frydenberg
Dr Katrina McFerran

Assoc Prof Erica Frydenberg and Dr Katrina McFerran discuss strategies to help teenagers cope with the stresses of adolescence.

Associate Professor Erica Frydenberg
Dr Katrina McFerran

Topic: Coping Strategies for Adolescents