Depression and anxiety are common, debilitating and chronic mental health conditions which can be difficult to effectively treat. We aim here to develop a new brain stimulation paradigm to improve symptoms of these illnesses. This paradigm will stimulate the brain to trigger brain oscillation patterns, which influence brain neurochemistry. This proof-of-concept work will utilise animal models of depression and anxiety, characterising the effects of the brain stimulation paradigm, and assessing its efficacy against affective behaviours. This paradigm is simple, novel and if successful, easily translatable to human patients.
depression, brain stimulation, animal behaviour, neuroinflammation, stress, anxiety, electrophysiology
Central Clinical School » Neuroscience
Masters by research
Top-up scholarship funding available
Alfred Research Alliance