Andrew A. Nicholson, PhD

Andrew A. Nicholson, PhD

Psychiatry & Behavourial Sciences,
McMaster University

Regulating Neural Connectivity in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder with Real-time Neuroimaging

Exposure to traumatic events can result in the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a highly debilitating psychiatric illness. Despite the high prevalence of PTSD world-wide, approximately 40% of individuals have been shown to be treatment resistant to currently available interventions; e.g., psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy.

His research will help individuals with PTSD self-regulate brain function connections associated with their symptoms using neurofeedback. This research has the potential to directly translate into a new treatment for PTSD. Dr. Nicholson is a former Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellow.

Recipient of a Banting-Mitacs Discovery Award.