​Neurobiological effects of work-related adjustment disorder

​The purpose of this project is to identify neurobiological changes in the dopaminergic binding potential of the human brain's reward system and their possible correlation with the psychological symptom anhedonia, defined as a common trait of depression, anxiety and stress. The study population is patients from the Department of Occupational Health.

The PhD project: "Neurobiological effects of work-related adjustment disorder" which involves the use of a combined PET / MR scanner at Odense University Hospital is expected to begin the recruitment of patients from the Occupational Medicine Clinic, OUH, in the spring of 2019.
 
Purpose: To study the phenomenon of anhedonia neurobiological, since this symptom is central to a number of psychiatric diseases.
 
Method: Using PET scanning with among other things racloprid, FDG and FLB, we will examine the brain's reward system function in humans affected by severe work-related stress.


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