Depression and Anxiety Neuroscience
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Our research group is devoted to the neuroscience of cognitive and affective processes and their role in mood and anxiety disorders – the most common form of mental illness.
We conduct experimental functional brain imaging research in healthy and clinical populations targeting core psychological domains of interest (e.g., self-related cognition, emotion/affect regulation, interoception). Clinically, we seek to develop treatment-oriented imaging biomarkers, and have sucessfully integrated our work into large-scale clinical trials.
- Prof Chris Davey, Head of Department
- Dr Trevor Steward, NHMRC post-doctoral fellow
- Lisa Incerti, Project co-ordinator
- Rachel Brodie, Research assistant
- Micah Cearns, Research assistant
- Laura Finlayson-Short, PhD student
- Hannah Savage, PhD student
- Alec Jamieson, PhD student
- Patrick Laing, PhD student
- Christine Leonards, PhD student
- Rebekah Truman, Honours student
PI Harrison, NHMRC project grant: "A neural systems model of fear dysregulation in anxiety disorders"
PI Harrison, NHMRC project grant: "A brain-based model of anxiety senstivity in panic disorder"
PI Davey, NHMRC project grant: "A randomised controlled trial of low-dose ketamine in youth with severe depression and elevated suicide risk".
PI Harrison, NHMRC fellowship: "Depression and anxiety neuroscience"
TOP 5 publications
Savage H, Davey CG, Fullana MA, Harrison BJ (2020). Clarifying the neural substrates of threat and safety reversal learning in humans. NeuroImage 207: 116427. PubMed
Harrison BJ, Fullana MA, Via E, et al. (2017). Human ventromedial prefrontal cortex and the positive affective processing of safety signals. Neuroimage 152:12–18. PubMed
Davey CG, Breakspear M, Pujol J, Harrison BJ (2017) A brain model of disturbed self-appraisal in depression. American Journal of Psychiatry 174(9):895–903. PubMed
Davey CG, Pujol J, Harrison BJ (2016) Mapping the self in the brain’s default mode network. Neuroimage 132:390–397. PubMed
Fullana MA, Harrison BJ, Soriano-Mas C, et al. (2016) Neural signatures of human fear conditioning: an updated and extended meta-analysis of fMRI studies. Molecular Psychiatry 21(4):500–508. PubMed
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