Aged Mental Health Research Unit About the The (AMHRU) studies depression and anxiety in residential aged care settings, the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia, ways to reduce over prescribing of psychotropic medications, and brain stimulation therapies.
A randomised controlled trial of a brief psychological intervention to reduce depression in at risk newly admitted aged care residents. Development of a personalised multimedia device ( Box to treat behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (in collaboration with the Department of Design). Cochrane review of psychological therapies for depression in older adults in long term care settings. A pilot evaluation of acceptance and commitment therapy with older adults. Prevalence, detection and correlates of anxiety in residential aged care facilities. Risk and protective factors for depression in residential aged care settings. Investigation of factors associated with adjustment to residential aged care among older people with dementia Deprescribing: Reducing unnecessary use of psychotropic medications in nursing homes. Meet the AMHRU team Head of Division Dr Chris Plakiotis has research interests in brain kate spade outlet deals stimulation therapies and depression. After completing his undergraduate Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree through Monash University, Chris Plakiotis undertook specialist training in Psychiatry through Monash Health. In addition to attaining Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, he has completed Advanced Training in Adult Psychiatry and Psychiatry of Old Age as well as completing a Master of Psychological Medicine degree ka te spade through Monash University. In parallel to his clinical training and work, Chris has worked as a Research Fellow for Monash University, completing a Master degree in Clinical Research and submitting kate spade black a Doctor of Medicine thesis (by publication) whilst in this position. His thesis is based on a series buy spade of papers regarding electroconvulsive therapy. As well as being an Adjunct in the Department of Psychiatry, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Chris is a practicing Consultant in Adult and Old Age Psychiatry. He is currently the Acting Clinical Head of the Aged Persons Mental Health Service at Monash Health. Chris has recently attained Associate Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and is undertaking ongoing study towards a Master degree in Medical Leadership. Emeritus Professor Daniel O'Connor Professor O'Connor has published over 130 papers and chapters on epidemiology, the recognition and management of dementia and depression in general medical practice, non pharmacological treatments of behaviour disorders in dementia, and service evaluation. Find out more about.
Senior Research Fellow Dr Tanya Davison Dr Davison is a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in the mental health of older adults. Her research activities focus on interventions to improve the care of older adults in residential aged care settings, and she has a particular interest in those with depression and dementia. She teaches in undergraduate and postgraduate psychology programs, and supervises honours, masters and doctoral students.
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