About the authors

David Christmas, MBChB, MD, MRCPsych

Dr David ChristmasConsultant Psychiatrist, Advanced Interventions Service, NHS Tayside.

 

Dr Christmas' research interests include neurosurgery for mental disorder, treatment-refractory depression, neuromodulation for mental illness and the neuroimaging of affective disorders.

 

Email: david.christmas@nhs.net

 

Declaration of interests: Dr Christmas has received consultancy fees from Servier Laboratories and honoraria for lectures from Wyeth and Lilly. He has received travel support from Medtronic and Cyberonics Inc. All the authors work within the Advanced Interventions Service, which provides anterior cingulotomy and vagus nerve stimulation within a Scottish national service.


 


Keith Matthews, MD, PhD, MRCPsych

Professor Keith MatthewsProfessor of Psychiatry, University of Dundee.

 

Professor Matthews' main research interests fall within the areas of behavioural neuroscience, experimental psychology and clinical studies of the pathogenesis and treatment of major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and developmental disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). He is also interested in the biology of adverse early experience. Specifically, he is interested in the effects of altered early social environment and the impact on behavioural and neural development.

 

Email: k.matthews@dundee.ac.uk

 

Declaration of interests: Professor Matthews has received research funding from GlaxoSmithKline and Cyberonics Inc., honoraria associated with lecturing and/or travel from Eli Lilly, Wyeth, Medtronic and Bristol Myers Squibb, and has accepted consultancy fees and/or hospitality from Lundbeck, Medtronic and St. Jude Medical. All the authors work within the Advanced Interventions Service, which provides anterior cingulotomy and vagus nerve stimulation within a Scottish national service.


 


Douglas Steele, MD, PhD, MRCPsych

Douglas SteeleConsultant Psychiatrist and Professor of Neuroimaging, University of Dundee.

 

Professor Steele's research interests include treatment-resistant mood disorders, both the illness and studying the mechanisms of effective treatments. He also works in schizophrenia research and is currently developing ADHD and addictions disorders studies. In general, he specialises in clinical research using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scanning.

 

Email: d.steele@dundee.ac.uk

 

Declaration of interests: Professor Steele has received research funding via an honorarium associated with a lecture from Wyeth. All the authors work within the Advanced Interventions Service, which provides anterior cingulotomy and vagus nerve stimulation within a Scottish national service.


 


Bob MacVicar

Bob MacVicarClinical Nurse Specialist, Advanced Interventions Service, NHS Tayside.

 

Mr MacVicar's research interests include the psychological treatment of chronic depression including the evaluation of novel therapies such as the cognitive-behavioural analysis system of psychotherapy (CBASP) and the psychological treatment of OCD.

 

Email: r.macvicar@nhs.net

 

Declaration of interests: Mr MacVicar reports no perceived conflicts of interest. All the authors work within the Advanced Interventions Service, which provides anterior cingulotomy and vagus nerve stimulation within a Scottish national service.

 

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