Clinical trials are the gold standard for testing new treatments
We must not be content with current treatments. Our patients deserve better treatments and they need this urgently.
The wisdom of clinicians and discoveries from brain sciences will generate new ideas for treatment, but we need efficient ways to test candidate treatments in clinical settings.
Health research is everyone's business - research is the "R and D" (i.e. research and development) arm of the health sector. Australia spends $130 billion dollars a year on health services. We need a greater investment in research that results in better treatments.
Clinical trials are the gold standard way to test new treatments.
In this video Professor McGrath explains how clinical trials will help us find better treatments for people with serious mental illness.