I am a DPhil candidate in Psychiatry (supervised by Prof. Catherine Harmer, Prof. Philip Cowen, and Prof. Michael Browning) and a member of the Psychopharmacology and Emotion Research Laboratory (PERL) and the Oxford – Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership.
I am interested in neurocognitive models of mood disorders and how they can explain important clinical features of depression, such as treatment effects, treatment resistance, or certain co-morbidities. My current research explores how potential novel and less established treatments for depression influence the processing of affective information. This includes non-pharmacological treatments (such as bright light exposure and mental exercises), as well as drug treatments (such as pramipexole).
I have a background in medicine as well as philosophy and cognitive science. I graduated from the Medical University of Vienna in 2015 as a medical doctor and subsequently went on to complete a master's degree in Mind, Language and Embodied Cognition at the University of Edinburgh (under the supervision of Prof. Andy Clark).
Currently, I am a member of Somerville College.
Kaltenboeck AK. and HARMER C., (2018), Brain and Neuroscience Advances
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Kaltenboeck A. et al, (2016), Neuropsychiatrie : Klinik, Diagnostik, Therapie und Rehabilitation : Organ der Gesellschaft Osterreichischer Nervenarzte und Psychiater, 30, 223 - 226
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Self-medication with "bath salts" for symptoms of ADHD followed by severe psychosis and hyperkinetic symptoms
Kaltenboeck A. et al, (2014), The British Journal of Psychiatry (Letters to the Editor)