Compulsivity-Related Constructs and Treatments
Research Stream Leader: Prof. Leo Fontenelle
We investigate the definition, applicability, acceptance and clinical utility of the concept of compulsivity across treatment seeking and non-treatment seeking samples of impulsive and compulsive spectrum disorders. We are also interested in short and long-term outcomes (i.e. efficacy, effectiveness, and tolerability) of medical and non-medical approaches (e.g. exercise, meditation) and technologically based treatments (e.g. virtual reality, non-invasive brain stimulation) at BrainPark.
How heritable and comorbid are impulsive and compulsive traits?
What is the impact of electronic gaming machine design on physiological arousal and gambling behaviour?
Developing technologies to personalise treatments for OCD and addictions