Antidepressants in epilepsy
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
- Project Status
- Medicine and Radiology
- Royal Melbourne Hospital
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Patients with epilepsy also frequently suffer from psychiatric disorders such as depression. As a consequence, many patients receive antidepressants to mitigate these mood disorders. While these are generally effective, the influence of antidepressants on the severity of the epilepsy in patients, and on the risk of developing epilepsy, has been little studied.
Our provocative recent data suggest that antidepressants actually promote the development of epilepsy, which could have major implications for how these drugs are prescribed to patients. Using a range of animal models, including post-traumatic epilepsy, this project seeks to characterise and understand the influence of antidepressants such as Prozac on epilepsy development.
Faculty Research Themes
School Research Themes
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science Graduate Research Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other Graduate Research requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research
For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.