About this study

Everyone experiences anxiety, distress and may feel down on occasions, however sometimes the support of a General Practitioner (GP) doctor or Mental Health specialist is required.

Unfortunately, health professionals may not always be able to provide an immediate diagnosis because many mental illness conditions start with mild symptoms that build up slowly over time.It often takes time for a complete picture of mental health disorders to emerge, therefore appropriate treatment may be delayed.

Developing a biologically-focused, objective, neuroscience-based test for psychosis and other more severe mental health disorders would show who is really at risk. It will also allow health professionals to understand the underlying biology of these disorders, so that preventative management can begin much sooner, before such disorders have a chance to progress.

This study builds upon our earlier research discoveries of important biomarkers that were able to accurately predict serious mental illness (S. Fryar-Williams & J. Strobel , 2016). The aim of this larger online scale study is to validate our previous research and broaden the scope to include other mental illness states.

Your help in achieving our target is much appreciated.



Appropriate medical attention should always be sought for any ailment. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical advice or treatment because of this product.

This research assessment tool is not a replacement for the individual clinician’s judgement responsibility or duty of care towards patients - in particular, their duty to refer a patient on to specialised psychiatric care, in a timely manner, as considered necessary.

This research is not a treatment trial, therefore any treatment method or substance taken by an individual or advised by a doctor / health professional is not authorised by this product.

This online assessment service (Service) is provided by goAct Pty. Ltd. under contract to Precision Medicine Holdings (PMH) Pty Ltd. ACN 621033912. Site design is by Dr Stephanie Fryar-Williams (designer) and 2018 Copyright S Fryar-Williams. Site preparation funding is provided by Biobalance – a not for profit organisation registered for doctor education.

This project is authorised by the Australian Human Research Ethics Association committee (HREA) Number: xxxxxxxx