Dr Melanie Ashton

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Research Fellow, CADET

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Medicine

Campus

HERB

Contact

m.ashton@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 73808

Publications

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2021

A Systematic Review of Nutraceuticals for the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

M Ashton, B Kavanagh, W Marx, M Berk, J Sarris, C Ng, M Hopwood, L Williams, O Dean

(2021), Vol. 66, pp. 262-273, Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, United States, C1

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Minocycline as adjunctive treatment for major depressive disorder: Pooled data from two randomized controlled trials

R Zazula, M Husain, M Mohebbi, A Walker, I Chaudhry, A Khoso, M Ashton, B Agustini, N Husain, J Deakin, A Young, M Berk, B Kanchanatawan, C Ng, M Maes, L Berk, A Singh, G Malhi, O Dean

(2021), Vol. 55, pp. 784-798, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, England, C1

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Systematic review and meta-analysis of the role of personality disorder in randomised controlled trials of pharmacological interventions for adults with mood disorders

B Kavanagh, M Ashton, S Cowdery, O Dean, A Turner, M Berk, S Gwini, S Brennan-Olsen, H Koivumaa-Honkanen, A Chanen, L Williams

(2021), Vol. 279, pp. 711-721, Journal of affective disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Plant-based Medicines (Phytoceuticals) in the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders: A Meta-review of Meta-analyses of Randomized Controlled Trials: Les médicaments à base de plantes (phytoceutiques) dans le traitement des troubles psychiatriques: une méta-revue des méta-analyses d'essais randomisés contrôlés

J Sarris, W Marx, M Ashton, C Ng, N Galvao-Coelho, Z Ayati, Z Zhang, S Kasper, A Ravindran, B Harvey, A Lopresti, D Mischoulon, J Amsterdam, L Yatham, M Berk

(2021), Vol. 66, pp. 849-862, Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, United States, C1

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The Effect of Adjunctive Mangosteen Pericarp on Cognition in People With Schizophrenia: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial

Wolfgang Marx, David Skvarc, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Adam Walker, Alcy Meehan, Alyna Turner, Andrea Baker, Seetal Dodd, Sue Cotton, James Scott, Bianca Kavanagh, Melanie Ashton, Ellie Brown, John McGrath, Michael Berk, Olivia Dean

(2021), Vol. 12, pp. 1-8, Frontiers in Psychiatry, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

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Baseline serum amino acid levels predict treatment response to augmentation with N-acetylcysteine (NAC) in a bipolar disorder randomised trial

C Bortolasci, A Turner, M Mohebbi, Z Liu, M Ashton, L Gray, W Marx, A Walker, G Kowalski, F Jacka, M Berk, O Dean, K Walder

(2021), Vol. 142, pp. 376-383, Journal of Psychiatric Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Exploring interleukin-6, lipopolysaccharide binding protein and brain-derived neurotrophic factor following 12 weeks of adjunctive minocycline treatment for depression

K Hasebe, M Mohebbi, L Gray, A Walker, C Bortolasci, A Turner, M Berk, K Walder, M Maes, B Kanchanatawan, M Ashton, L Berk, C Ng, G Malhi, A Singh, O Dean

(2021), pp. 1-8, Acta Neuropsychiatrica, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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2020

Personality disorder and functioning in major depressive disorder: a nested study within a randomized controlled trial

Bianca Kavanagh, Lana Williams, Michael Berk, Alyna Turner, Henry Jackson, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Buranee Kanchanatawan, Melanie Ashton, Chee Ng, Michael Maes, Lesley Berk, Gin Malhi, Nathan Dowling, Ajeet Singh, Olivia Dean

(2020), Vol. 42, pp. 14-21, Brazilian journal of psychiatry, Sao Paulo, Brazil, C1

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Diet quality, dietary inflammatory index and body mass index as predictors of response to adjunctive N-acetylcysteine and mitochondrial agents in adults with bipolar disorder: a sub-study of a randomised placebo-controlled trial

M Ashton, O Dean, W Marx, M Mohebbi, M Berk, G Malhi, C Ng, S Cotton, S Dodd, J Sarris, M Hopwood, K Faye-Chauhan, Y Kim, S Dash, F Jacka, N Shivappa, J Hebert, A Turner

(2020), Vol. 54, pp. 159-172, Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry, London, Eng., C1

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Physical activity as a predictor of clinical trial outcomes in bipolar depression: a subanalysis of a mitochondrial-enhancing nutraceutical randomized controlled trial

M Ashton, M Mohebbi, A Turner, W Marx, M Berk, G Malhi, C Ng, S Cotton, S Dodd, J Sarris, M Hopwood, B Stubbs, O Dean

(2020), Vol. 65, pp. 306-318, Canadian journal of psychiatry, London, Eng., C1

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Prebiotics, probiotics, fermented foods and cognitive outcomes: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Wolfgang Marx, Andrew Scholey, Joseph Firth, Nathan D’Cunha, Melissa Lane, Meghan Hockey, Melanie Ashton, John Cryan, A O'Neil, Nenad Naumovski, Michael Berk, Olivia Dean, Felice Jacka

(2020), Vol. 118, pp. 472-484, Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Adjunctive Garcinia mangostana Linn. (Mangosteen) pericarp for Schizophrenia: A 24-week double-blind, randomized, placebo controlled efficacy trial Péricarpe d'appoint Garcinia mangostana Linn (mangoustan) pour la schizophrénie : un essai d'efficacité de 24 semaines, à double insu, randomisé et contrôlé par placebo

Alyna Turner, Andrea Baker, Olivia Dean, Adam Walker, Seetal Dodd, Susan Cotton, James Scott, Bianca Kavanagh, Melanie Ashton, Ellie Brown, John McGrath, Michael Berk

(2020), The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1

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2019

Efficacy of adjunctive Garcinia mangostana Linn (mangosteen) pericarp for bipolar depression: study protocol for a proof-of-concept trial

Melanie Ashton, Michael Berk, Chee Ng, Malcolm Hopwood, Seetal Dodd, Alyna Turner, Ellie Brown, Felice Jacka, Susan Cotton, Jon-Paul Khoo, Mary Chatterton, Bianca Kavanagh, Sarah Nadjidai, Samantha Lo Monaco, Brian Harvey, Jerome Sarris, Gin Malhi, Nathan Dowling, Olivia Dean

(2019), Vol. 41, pp. 245-253, Brazilian journal of psychiatry, Sao Paulo, Brazil, C1

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The therapeutic potential of mangosteen pericarp as an adjunctive therapy for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

Melanie Ashton, Olivia Dean, Adam Walker, Chiara Bortolasci, Chee Ng, Malcolm Hopwood, Brian Harvey, Marisa Möller, John McGrath, Wolfgang Marx, Alyna Turner, Seetal Dodd, James Scott, Jon-Paul Khoo, Ken Walder, Jerome Sarris, Michael Berk

(2019), Vol. 10, pp. 1-17, Frontiers in psychiatry, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

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Protocol and rationale: a 24-week double-blind, randomized, placebo controlled trial of the efficacy of adjunctive garcinia mangostanaLinn. (mangosteen) pericarp for schizophrenia

Alyna Turner, John McGrath, Olivia Dean, Seetal Dodd, Andrea Baker, Susan Cotton, James Scott, Bianca Kavanagh, Melanie Ashton, Adam Walker, Ellie Brown, Michael Berk

(2019), Vol. 17, pp. 297-307, Clinical psychopharmacology and neuroscience, Seoul, South Korea, C1

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Nutraceuticals and nutritional supplements for the treatment of bipolar disorder: protocol for a systematic review

Melanie Ashton, Michael Berk, Chee Ng, Malcolm Hopwood, Bianca Kavanagh, Lana Williams, Jerome Sarris, Olivia Dean

(2019), Vol. 9, BMJ Open, London, Eng., C1

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Role of personality disorder in randomised controlled trials of pharmacological interventions for adults with mood disorders: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis

Bianca Kavanagh, Sharon Brennan-Olsen, Alyna Turner, Olivia Dean, Michael Berk, Melanie Ashton, Heli Koivumaa-Honkanen, Lana Williams

(2019), Vol. 9, BMJ open, London, Eng., C1

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2018

Mitochondrial agents for bipolar disorder

Círia Pereira, Victor Chavarria, João Vian, Melanie Ashton, Michael Berk, Wolfgang Marx, Olivia Dean

(2018), Vol. 21, pp. 550-569, International journal of neuropsychopharmacology, London, Eng., C1

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2017

Beyond the therapeutic shackles of the monoamines: new mechanisms in bipolar disorder biology

J Data-Franco, A Singh, D Popovic, M Ashton, M Berk, E Vieta, M Figueira, O Dean

(2017), Vol. 72, pp. 73-86, Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Adjunctive minocycline treatment for major depressive disorder: a proof of concept trial

O Dean, B Kanchanatawan, M Ashton, M Mohebbi, C Ng, M Maes, L Berk, A Sughondhabirom, S Tangwongchai, A Singh, H McKenzie, D Smith, G Malhi, N Dowling, M Berk

(2017), Vol. 51, pp. 829-840, Australian & New Zealand journal of psychiatry, London, Eng., C1

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Staging in bipolar disorder: from theoretical framework to clinical utility

M Berk, R Post, A Ratheesh, E Gliddon, A Singh, E Vieta, A Carvalho, M Ashton, L Berk, S Cotton, P McGorry, B Fernandes, L Yatham, S Dodd

(2017), Vol. 16, pp. 236-244, World psychiatry, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Mitochondrial modifying nutrients in treating chronic fatigue syndrome: a 16-week open-label pilot study

R Menon, L Cribb, J Murphy, M Ashton, G Oliver, N Dowling, A Turner, O Dean, M Berk, C Ng, J Sarris

(2017), Vol. 4, pp. 109-114, Advances in integrative medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2014

Protocol and Rationale-The Efficacy of Minocycline as an Adjunctive Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder: A Double Blind, Randomised, Placebo Controlled Trial.

O Dean, O Dean, M Maes, M Maes, M Ashton, M Ashton, L Berk, L Berk, B Kanchanatawan, B Kanchanatawan, A Sughondhabirom, A Sughondhabirom, S Tangwongchai, S Tangwongchai, C Ng, C Ng, N Dowling, N Dowling, G Malhi, G Malhi, M Berk, M Berk

(2014), Vol. 12, pp. 180-188, Clinical psychopharmacology and neuroscience, Seoul, Korea, C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

The efficacy of adjunctive Garcinia mangostana linn (mangosteen) pericarp for bipolar depression: A 24-week double-blind, randomised, placebo controlled trial

A/Prof Olivia Dean, Dr Melanie Ashton

Australasian Society for Bipolar and Depressive Disorders Ltd

  • 2017: $4,250
  • 2016: $30,000

The efficacy of adjunctive Garcinia mangostana linn (mangosteen) pericarp for bipolar depression: A 24-week double-blind, randomised, placebo controlled trial

A/Prof Olivia Dean, Prof Michael Berk, Dr Melanie Ashton

Australian Rotary Health - Ian Parker Bipolar Fund Scholarship

  • 2019: $15,750
  • 2018: $17,000
  • 2017: $13,136
  • 2016: $3,863

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report