Is medication use related to cognitive variability? An examination of cross-diagnostic cognitive subgroups on the bipolar-schizophrenia spectrum
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- Honours students
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- Royal Melbourne Hospital
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Summary We are seeking an enthusiastic and academically high-performing student to be involved in an honours project investigating the medication use profiles of individuals in cross-diagnostic cognitive subgroups on the bipolar-schizophrenia spectrum.
Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia-spectrum disorders are severe mental illnesses that have highly variable presentations, needs and outcomes. The aim of this project is to further examine the daily use of a range of medications (such as antipsychotics, mood stabilizers and antidepressants) in three previously defined cross-diagnostic cognitive subgroups.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to craft a thesis topic aligned to their interests utilising data collected from previous longitudinal or cross-sectional studies as well as on-going studies.
The successful applicant should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant field (science, psychology, psychophysiology and/or neuroscience) with excellent results. Whilst this project is designed to be suitable for an honours year, students who are at a masters or PhD level and are interested in this topic should enquire, as there is substantial room for expansion on this topic. Students with their own scholarship funding are welcomed.
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