Speaker: Dr. Tim Dalgleish
Title: Misremembrance of things past: Autobiographical memory disturbances in mood and anxiety disorders and the emergence of memory therapeutics.
Date: 17 February, 1-2 pm
Venue: AS4/02-08 (Psychology Department Meeting Room)
Common mental health problems such as mood, anxiety and stress disorders, are characterised by perturbations in the way sufferers represent recollect and reflect upon the autobiographical past. In this talk I outline the nature of these problems, overview a series of basic science findings that seek to elucidate the underlying characteristics and mechanisms associated with autobiographical memory disturbances, and discuss novel low-intensity therapeutic interventions that have emerged from this work, and their preliminary evaluation in clinical trials.
Tim Dalgleish is a Research Clinical Psychologist at the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, where he also directs the Cambridge Centre for Affective Disorders (C2:AD). His work seeks to elucidate the underlying neurocognitive profiles that characterise mood and anxiety disorders such as depression and PTSD. The research then adopts a translational perspective in seeking both to develop novel psychological treatments for these conditions and to refine existing interventions. He is particularly interested in the processes of autobiographical memory and mental regulation in emotionally-laden contexts, in mood and anxiety disorders.