Current Bonn-Melbourne Research and Graduate School of Decision Neuroscience research projects scheduled to commence in 2020 and 2021 are listed below.
Advanced interventions for mood disorders
Project summary: Mood disorders are one of the greatest causes of disability in the community. Both major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder usually start during adolescence and early adulthood, and frequently recur, causing suffering and disability over a large part of the lifespan. Our firstline treatments for mood disorders – psychotherapy and medication – are helpful for many patients, but many …
Schizotypal symptoms in children and youth at high risk for psychosis
Project Summary: Investigation of the course of schizotypal disorder in the early (childhood) developmental period, and tracking its long-term effects on behaviour and functional outcome. A team at the University of Melbourne and University of Bonn have developed a program of work investigating decision making in the schizophrenia spectrum through exploring developmental trajectories, neural correlates and cognitive mechanisms. Decision making deficits occur …