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Developing optimal methods for theta burst prefrontal brain stimulation

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posted on 2019-03-27, 21:20 authored by SUNG WOOK CHUNG
Theta burst stimulation (TBS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique which has the ability to alter brain activity in humans. Due to its rapid administration duration, TBS has gained popularity both in research and clinical trials. Despite its benefits, wide adoption of this technique in the treatment of psychiatric disorders has been limited due to the lack of understanding of its effects when it is applied to the prefrontal. In addition, little is known about the effect of different stimulation parameters. The aim of this thesis was to develop the optimal method of TBS application in the prefrontal cortex.


Principal supervisor

Paul Fitzgerald

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Central Clinical School

Additional Institution or Organisation

Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences