Neuroscience of anxiety disorders (April 2017)

This advanced practice webinar will provide an overview on brain functioning and anxiety disorders in young people. It will explore psychological and neuroscience perspectives to understanding threat, fear and the brain. The webinar will present recent findings from neuroimaging studies, with a focus on functional magnetic resonance imaging results, as relevant to anxiety disorders. In exploring how the brain supports emotion and affect, this webinar will also include a focus on the relevance of neuroscience to clinical practice.

The information in this webinar is current as at April, 2017.

Who is this webinar for?

Clinicians who work with young people in mental health services, private practice and primary care.

What will you learn in this webinar?

  • Provide an overview on brain functioning and anxiety disorders in young people
  • Explore recent advances in understanding threat, fear and the brain
  • Review findings from neuroimaging studies that relate to anxiety disorders
  • Understanding the application of neuroscience to clinical practice


Associate Professor Ben Harrison, Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre and The University of Melbourne

A/Prof Ben Harrison is a Principal Research Fellow with the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre and the Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne. He leads the Depression and Anxiety Neuroscience team at Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre. His background is in psychology and neuroscience and his research uses neuroimaging techniques, particularly fMRI. Ben is interested in how the brain supports emotion, affect and other self-related processes with particular relevance to mood and anxiety disorders. Ben completed his PhD at Swinburne University of Technology in 2006 and since then has obtained a number of fellowships and project grants.