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+61 4215 3320


IMPACT Strategic Research Centre (Barwon Health)
Deakin University
School of Medicine
PO Box 281
Geelong Victoria 3220

Novel therapies

Biological psychiatry is at the forefront of understanding the underlying factors involved in psychiatric disorders. In the IMPACT SRC we focus on alternative targets to treat the symptoms of psychiatric disorders using a multitude of approaches ranging from basic science through to clinical trials. Our trials are designed to fill the gap that conventional therapies often leave between getting better and complete, functional recovery. We target alterations in oxidative biology, inflammation, neurogenesis and mitochondrial dysfunction, factors that are believed to be important in the pathology of many psychiatric illnesses.

The SRC currently has a register open to anyone who has a psychiatric disorder and would be interested in taking part in our studies. If you would like more information regarding the register please contact Dr Olivia Dean - (03) 4215 3300.

Additionally, we have several studies that are currently recruiting:

  • YoDA-A trial
    This trial involves rosuvastatin and aspirin as treatments for youth depression. Please note this study requires participants to be currently undergoing treatment at; Orygen Youth Health Clinical Program, Headspace Sunshine or Headspace Glenroy.

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13th August 2015