Mood-Psychosis Spectrum Group

Research Overview

The Mood- Psychosis Spectrum group aims to understand links between the brain, cognition and behaviour in bipolar disorder and related illnesses on the mood-psychosis spectrum. We focus on characterising neurocognitive and social cognitive functioning in these illnesses and ascertaining their clinical and neurobiological correlates using behavioural, neuroimaging and psychophysiological techniques.

Staff

  • James Karantonis (Lab Manager)
  • Georgia Caruana (PhD Candidate)
  • Reuben Dyer (PhD Candidate)
  • Lisa Furlong (PhD Candidate)
  • Elysha Ringin (PhD Candidate)
  • Julia Velakoulis (Honours Candidate)
  • Rebecca Cooper (Research Assistant)

Funding

NHMRC Early Career fellowship
Rebecca Cooper Foundation Project Grant
Melbourne Medical School, Seed Funding

Research Publications

TOP 5 publications

Van Rheenen T.E., Cropley VL., Wells R., Bruggemann J., Swaminathan V, Sundram S, Weinberg W., Jacomb I, Lenroot R, Pereira AM, Zalesky A, Bousman C, Shannon Weickert C, Weickert TW, Pantelis P. (2020) Cognitive Reserve Attenuates Age-Related Cognitive Decline in the Context of Accelerated Brain Ageing in Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorders. Psychological Medicine, 50, 1475-1489. PubMed

Karantonis J, Rossell S.L, Carruthers S, Sumner P, Hughes M, Green MJ, Pantelis C, Burdick K.E, Cropley V, Van Rheenen TE. (2020) Cognitive validation of cross-diagnostic cognitive subgroups on the schizophrenia-bipolar spectrum. Journal of Affective Disorders, 266, 710-721. PubMed

Van Rheenen TE, Lewandowski KE, Bauer I, Kapczinski F., Miskowiak K., Burdick, KE, Balanza-Martinez, V. Current understandings of the trajectory and emerging correlates of cognitive impairment in bipolar disorder: an overview of evidence (2020). Bipolar Disorders, 22:13–27. PubMed

Van Rheenen T.E, Cropley VL, Wells R, Bruggemann J., Swaminathan V, Sundram S, Weinberg W., Jacomb I, Lenroot R, Pereira AM, Zalesky A, Bousman C, Shannon Weickert C, Weickert TW, Pantelis P. (2018). Widespread volumetric reductions in schizophrenia and schizoaffective patients displaying compromised cognitive abilities. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 44(3):560-574. PubMed

Van Rheenen T.E., Lewandowski KE., Tan, E., Ospina, L., Ongur D, Malhotra A., Neill, E, Gurvich, E., Pantelis, C., Rossell SL., Burdick KE. (2017). Characterising cognitive heterogeneity on the schizophrenia – bipolar spectrum. Psychological Medicine. 47, 1848-1864. PubMed

Research Projects

This Research Group doesn't currently have any projects



Faculty Research Themes

School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry



Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact Dr Tamsyn Van Rheenen

Department / Centre

Psychiatry , Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre

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