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Professor Ian Hickie is a psychiatrist and Co-Director of Health and Policy at The University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre. He is one of Australia’s leading advocates for, and commentators on, mental health.

He was the first CEO of Beyond Blue, the national depression initiative, and an inaugural Commissioner on Australia’s National Mental Health Commission.

Ian is also an internationally renowned researcher in psychiatry, and is currently writing a book on depression, The Devil You Knew, which will be published by Penguin Random House Australia in 2023.

Books by Ian Hickie

Minding Your Mind

Written with compassion and curiosity, warmth and humour, Minding Your Mind is for anyone who wants the best for their mental well-being but might not know the best way to get there. It’s a check-up for everything happening between the ears and through the body, flagging the warning signs when things get wobbly and offering a pathway to a more fulfilling life.

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The Devil You Knew

The Devil You Knew explores the spectre of depression – what it is, where it comes from and the common myths and misconceptions surrounding it – so we can find our unique path to healing and live fulfilling lives on our own terms.

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