Congratulations Department of Psychiatry (CCS): Professor Paul Fitzgerald - Awarded an NH&MRC Investigator Grant

Congratulations to Monash University Department of Psychiatry (CCS)'s Professor Paul Fitzgerald on his recent award of a prestigious NH&MRC Investigator Grant (L2). His grant application is titled "Brain stimulation therapeutics for mental health disorders: from concept to clinical application" 

Common mental health disorders such as major depressive disorder (MDD) affect large numbers of Australians but are poorly treated with existing therapies. Various non-invasive brain stimulation therapies have demonstrated value in the treatment of MDD and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is now being used widely in clinical practice. However, there are significant limitations with TMS therapy that the proposed research will address: 1) improving the clinical use of repetitive TMS (rTMS); 2) developing a more sophisticated version of treatment for more treatment-resistant patients; 3) testing a highly accelerated version of rTMS therapy for patients who need a very rapid clinical response, such as those with substantial suicidal ideation; 4) developing a new therapy using closed-loop transcranial alternating current stimulation for use at home in a much broader spectrum of patients with MDD.


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