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A new brain stimulation paradigm to treat depression

Description 
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.
Essential criteria: 
Minimum entry requirements can be found here: https://www.monash.edu/admissions/entry-requirements/minimum
Keywords 
depression, brain stimulation, animal behaviour, neuroinflammation, stress, anxiety, electrophysiology
School 
Central Clinical School » Neuroscience
Available options 
PhD/Doctorate
Masters by research
Honours
BMedSc(Hons)
Time commitment 
Full-time
Top-up scholarship funding available 
No
Physical location 
Alfred Research Alliance
Co-supervisors 
Dr 
Matt Hudson
Dr 
Bridgette Semple

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