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Unravelling the behavioural and brain mechanisms of compulsive disorders, and new ways to treat them

Project Member(s): Bradfield, L.

Funding or Partner Organisation: National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC - Ideas Grants)
National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC - Ideas Grants)

Start year: 2022

Summary: Disorders of compulsion, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and substance use disorder, are chronic, debilitating, and present a significant cost to the individual and to society. Together, these disorders affect more than 10% of the population. Moreover, 40-60% of these individuals are resistant to current treatment. The current project is aimed at improving the preclinical research underlying our understanding the behavioural and brain mechanisms of such disorders and how to treat them.

FOR Codes: Central Nervous System, Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences, Central nervous system , Cognitive neuroscience