Dr Pritha Das

Senior Research Fellow
Psychiatry, Northern Clinical School

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Journals

  • Outhred, T., Das, P., Felmingham, K., Bryant, R., Nathan, P., Malhi, G., Kemp, A. (2014). Impact of acute administration of escitalopram on the processing of emotional and neutral images: a randomized crossover fMRI study of healthy women. Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience, 39(2), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Bryant, R., Felmingham, K., Das, P., Malhi, G. (2014). The effect of perceiving control on glutamatergic function and tolerating stress. Molecular Psychiatry, 19(5), 533-534. [More Information]
  • Outhred, T., Hawkshead, B., Wager, T., Das, P., Malhi, G., Kemp, A. (2013). Acute Neural Effects of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors versus Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors on Emotion Processing: Implications for Differential Treatment Efficacy. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 37(8), 1786-1800. [More Information]
  • Malhi, G., Mikhail (nee Tanious), M., Fritz, K., Coulston, C., Bargh, D., Phan, K., Calhoun, V., Das, P. (2013). Differential engagement of the fronto-limbic network during emotion processing distinguishes bipolar and borderline personality disorder. Molecular Psychiatry, 18(12), 1247-1248. [More Information]
  • Das, P., Mikhail (nee Tanious), M., Fritz, K., Dodd, S., Dean, O., Berk, M., Malhi, G. (2013). Metabolite profiles in the anterior cingulate cortex of depressed patients differentiate those taking N-acetyl-cysteine versus placebo. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(4), 347-354. [More Information]
  • Malhi, G., Bargh, D., Kuiper, S., Coulston, C., Das, P. (2013). Modeling bipolar disorder suicidality. Bipolar Disorders (English Edition): an international journal of psychiatry and neurosciences, 15(5), 559-574. [More Information]
  • Das, P., Coulston, C., Bargh, D., Mikhail (nee Tanious), M., Phan, L., Calhoun, V., Malhi, G. (2013). Neural Antecedents of Emotional Disorders: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study of Subsyndromal Emotional Symptoms in Adolescent Girls. Biological Psychiatry, 74(4), 265-272. [More Information]
  • Malhi, G., Mikhail (nee Tanious), M., Das, P., Coulston, C., Berk, M. (2013). Potential Mechanisms of Action of Lithium in Bipolar Disorder: Current Understanding. CNS Drugs, 27(2), 135-153. [More Information]
  • Malhi, G., Mikhail (nee Tanious), M., Bargh, D., Das, P., Berk, M. (2013). Safe and effective use of lithium. Australian Prescriber, 36(1), 18-21.
  • Das, P., Lagopoulos, J., Coulston, C., Henderson, A., Malhi, G. (2012). Mentalizing impairment in schizophrenia: A functional MRI study. Schizophrenia Research, 134(2-3), 158-164. [More Information]
  • Das, P., Calhoun, V., Malhi, G. (2012). Mentalizing in male schizophrenia patients is compromised by virtue of dysfunctional connectivity between task-positive and task-negative networks. Schizophrenia Research, 140(1-3), 51-58. [More Information]
  • Outhred, T., Das, P., Dobson-Stone, C., Griffiths, K., Felmingham, K., Bryant, R., Malhi, G., Kemp, A. (2012). The functional epistasis of 5-HTTLPR and BDNF Val66Met on emotion processing: a preliminary study. Brain and Behavior, 2(6), 778-788. [More Information]
  • Bryant, R., Das, P. (2012). The Neural Circuitry of Conversion Disorder and Its Recovery. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121(1), 289-296. [More Information]
  • Malhi, G., Mikhail (nee Tanious), M., Das, P., Berk, M. (2012). The science and practice of lithium therapy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(3), 192-211. [More Information]
  • Malhi, G., Mikhail (nee Tanious), M., Das, P. (2011). Spectroscopy: A clinical perspective. Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 23(2), 78-79. [More Information]
  • Tannious, M., Cashman, E., Das, P., Lagopoulos, J. (2010). Picturing emotional distress? Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 22(3), 150-151.
  • Das, P., Calhoun, V. (2010). Understanding brain dynamics with independent component analysis. Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 22(5), 255-256. [More Information]
  • Das, P., Lagopoulos, J. (2009). Connectivity. Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 21(2), 91-92.
  • Malhi, G., Lagopoulos, J., Das, P., Moss, K., Berk, M., Coulston, C. (2008). A functional MRI study of Theory of Mind in euthymic bipolar disorder patients. Bipolar Disorders (English Edition): an international journal of psychiatry and neurosciences, 10(8), 943-956.
  • Das, P., Lagopoulos, J., Saether, O., Malhi, G. (2008). Is computed tomography still useful as a neuroimaging tool in psychiatry? Expert Opinion on Medical Diagnostics, 2(9), 1003-1011.
  • Saether, O., Das, P., Lagopoulos, J. (2008). Spectroscopy: technical perspectives. Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 20(3), 159-161.
  • Bryant, R., Hughes, G., Felmingham, K., Kemp, A., Das, P., Perduto, A., Williams, L. (2007). Amygdala and ventral anterior cingulate activation predicts treatment response to cognitive behaviour therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder. Psychological Medicine, 38(4), 555-561. [More Information]
  • Felmingham, K., Kemp, A., Williams, L., Das, P., Hughes, G., Peduto, A., Bryant, R. (2007). Changes in Anterior Cingulate and Amygdala After Cognitive Behaviour Therapy of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Psychological Science, 18(2), 127-129. [More Information]
  • Williams, L., Das, P., Liddell, B., Olivieri, G., Peduto, A., David, A., Gordon, E., Harris, A. (2007). Fronto-limbic and autonomic disjunctions to negative emotion distinguish schizophrenia subtypes. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 155(1), 29-44. [More Information]
  • Das, P., Kemp, A., Flynn, G., Harris, A., Liddell, B., Whitford, T., Peduto, A., Gordon, E., Williams, L. (2007). Functional Disconnections in the Direct and Indirect Amygdala Pathways for Fear Processing in Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 90(1-3), 284-294. [More Information]
  • Kemp, A., Felmingham, K., Das, P., Hughes, G., Peduto, A., Bryant, R., Williams, L. (2007). Influence of Comorbid Depression on Fear in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An fMRI Study. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 155(3), 265-269. [More Information]
  • Gordon, E., Liddell, B., Brown, K., Bryant, R., Clark, C., Das, P., Dobson-Stone, C., Falconer, E., Felmingham, K., Flynn, G., Gatt, J., Harris, A., Hermens, D., Hopkinson, P., Kemp, A., Kuan, S., Lazzaro, I., Rennie, C., Whitford, T., Williams, L., et al (2007). Integrating objective gene-brain-behavior markers of psychiatric disorders. Journal of Integrative Neuroscience, 6(1), 1-34. [More Information]
  • Das, P., Flynn, G., Harris, A., Kemp, A., Liddell, B., Whitford, T., Peduto, A., Gordon, E., Williams, L. (2006). Automated and controlled processing of fear facial expression display dysfunctions in the amygdala pathways in schizophrenia: a functional connectivity approach. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 40(Suppl.2), A118-A119.
  • Williams, L., Das, P., Liddell, B., Kemp, A., Rennie, C., Gordon, E. (2006). Mode of functional connectivity in amygdala pathways dissociates level of awareness for signals of fear. The Journal of Neuroscience, 26(36), 9264-9271. [More Information]
  • Breakspear, M., Bullmore, E., Aquino, K., Das, P., Williams, L. (2006). The multiscale character of evoked cortical activity. NeuroImage, 30(4), 1230-1242.
  • Liddell, B., Brown, K., Kemp, A., Barton, M., Das, P., Peduto, A., Gordon, E., Williams, L. (2005). A direct brainstem-amygdala-cortical 'alarm' system for subliminal signals of fear. NeuroImage, 24(1), 235-243. [More Information]
  • Williams, L., Das, P., Liddell, B., Olivieri, G., Peduto, A., Brammer, M., Gordon, E. (2005). BOLD, sweat and fears: fMRI and skin conductance distinguish facial fear signals. NeuroReport, 16(1), 49-52. [More Information]
  • Das, P., Kemp, A., Liddell, B., Brown, K., Olivieri, G., Peduto, A., Gordon, E., Williams, L. (2005). Pathways for fear perception: Modulation of amygdala activity by thalamo-cortical systems. NeuroImage, 26(1), 141-148. [More Information]
  • Williams, L., Das, P., Harris, A., Liddell, B., Brammer, M., Olivieri, G., Skerrett, D., Phillips, M., David, A., Peduto, A., Gordon, E. (2004). Dysregulation Of Arousal And Amygdala-Prefrontal Systems In Paranoid Schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry, 161(3), 480-489.
  • Cairns, I., Johnston, S., Das, P. (2004). Intrinsic Variability And Field Statistics For Pulsars B1641-45 And B0950+08. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 353(1), 270-286.
  • Breakspear, M., Brammer, M., Bullmore, E., Das, P., Williams, L. (2004). Spatiotemporal Wavelet Resampling For Functional Neuroimaging Data. Human Brain Mapping, 23(1), 1-25. [More Information]
  • Williams, L., Brown, K., Das, P., Boucsein, W., Sokolov, E., Brammer, M., Olivieri, G., Peduto, A., Gordon, E. (2004). The Dynamics Of Cortico-Amygdala And Autonomic Activity Over The Experimental Time Course Of Fear Perception. Cognitive Brain Research, 21(1), 114-123. [More Information]
  • Cairns, I., Johnston, S., Das, P. (2003). Intrinsic variability and field statistics for the Vela pulsar II. Sytematics and single-component fits. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 343(2), 1-11.
  • Cairns, I., Das, P., Robinson, P., Johnston, S. (2003). Intrinsic variability and field statistics for the Vela pulsar-III. Two-component fits and detailed assessment of stochastic growth theory. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 343, 523-532.
  • Cairns, I., Robinson, P., Das, P. (2002). Field Statistics of two vectorially superposed wave populations. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 66(6), 066614-1-066614-9.
  • Cairns, I., Johnston, S., Das, P. (2001). Intrinsic variability of the Vela Pulsar:Lognormal statistics and theoretical implications. The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 563, No.1 Part 2, 68.

Conferences

  • Williams, L., Kemp, A., Felmingham, K., Das, P., Hughes, G., Peduto, A., Gordon, E., Bryant, R. (2004). Implicit Perception Of Fear Signals: An Fmri Investigation Of Ptsd. World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry 2004 WFSBP Asia-Pacific Congress, United Kingdom: Informa Healthcare.
  • Bryant, R., Felmingham, K., Kemp, A., Brown, K., Das, P., Peduto, A., Gordon, E., Williams, L. (2004). Investigating The Neural Substrates Of A Selective Attention Task In Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Fmri Study. World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry 2004 WFSBP Asia-Pacific Congress, United Kingdom: Informa Healthcare.

2014

  • Outhred, T., Das, P., Felmingham, K., Bryant, R., Nathan, P., Malhi, G., Kemp, A. (2014). Impact of acute administration of escitalopram on the processing of emotional and neutral images: a randomized crossover fMRI study of healthy women. Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience, 39(2), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Bryant, R., Felmingham, K., Das, P., Malhi, G. (2014). The effect of perceiving control on glutamatergic function and tolerating stress. Molecular Psychiatry, 19(5), 533-534. [More Information]

2013

  • Outhred, T., Hawkshead, B., Wager, T., Das, P., Malhi, G., Kemp, A. (2013). Acute Neural Effects of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors versus Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors on Emotion Processing: Implications for Differential Treatment Efficacy. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 37(8), 1786-1800. [More Information]
  • Malhi, G., Mikhail (nee Tanious), M., Fritz, K., Coulston, C., Bargh, D., Phan, K., Calhoun, V., Das, P. (2013). Differential engagement of the fronto-limbic network during emotion processing distinguishes bipolar and borderline personality disorder. Molecular Psychiatry, 18(12), 1247-1248. [More Information]
  • Das, P., Mikhail (nee Tanious), M., Fritz, K., Dodd, S., Dean, O., Berk, M., Malhi, G. (2013). Metabolite profiles in the anterior cingulate cortex of depressed patients differentiate those taking N-acetyl-cysteine versus placebo. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 47(4), 347-354. [More Information]
  • Malhi, G., Bargh, D., Kuiper, S., Coulston, C., Das, P. (2013). Modeling bipolar disorder suicidality. Bipolar Disorders (English Edition): an international journal of psychiatry and neurosciences, 15(5), 559-574. [More Information]
  • Das, P., Coulston, C., Bargh, D., Mikhail (nee Tanious), M., Phan, L., Calhoun, V., Malhi, G. (2013). Neural Antecedents of Emotional Disorders: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study of Subsyndromal Emotional Symptoms in Adolescent Girls. Biological Psychiatry, 74(4), 265-272. [More Information]
  • Malhi, G., Mikhail (nee Tanious), M., Das, P., Coulston, C., Berk, M. (2013). Potential Mechanisms of Action of Lithium in Bipolar Disorder: Current Understanding. CNS Drugs, 27(2), 135-153. [More Information]
  • Malhi, G., Mikhail (nee Tanious), M., Bargh, D., Das, P., Berk, M. (2013). Safe and effective use of lithium. Australian Prescriber, 36(1), 18-21.

2012

  • Das, P., Lagopoulos, J., Coulston, C., Henderson, A., Malhi, G. (2012). Mentalizing impairment in schizophrenia: A functional MRI study. Schizophrenia Research, 134(2-3), 158-164. [More Information]
  • Das, P., Calhoun, V., Malhi, G. (2012). Mentalizing in male schizophrenia patients is compromised by virtue of dysfunctional connectivity between task-positive and task-negative networks. Schizophrenia Research, 140(1-3), 51-58. [More Information]
  • Outhred, T., Das, P., Dobson-Stone, C., Griffiths, K., Felmingham, K., Bryant, R., Malhi, G., Kemp, A. (2012). The functional epistasis of 5-HTTLPR and BDNF Val66Met on emotion processing: a preliminary study. Brain and Behavior, 2(6), 778-788. [More Information]
  • Bryant, R., Das, P. (2012). The Neural Circuitry of Conversion Disorder and Its Recovery. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121(1), 289-296. [More Information]
  • Malhi, G., Mikhail (nee Tanious), M., Das, P., Berk, M. (2012). The science and practice of lithium therapy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(3), 192-211. [More Information]

2011

  • Malhi, G., Mikhail (nee Tanious), M., Das, P. (2011). Spectroscopy: A clinical perspective. Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 23(2), 78-79. [More Information]

2010

  • Tannious, M., Cashman, E., Das, P., Lagopoulos, J. (2010). Picturing emotional distress? Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 22(3), 150-151.
  • Das, P., Calhoun, V. (2010). Understanding brain dynamics with independent component analysis. Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 22(5), 255-256. [More Information]

2009

  • Das, P., Lagopoulos, J. (2009). Connectivity. Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 21(2), 91-92.

2008

  • Malhi, G., Lagopoulos, J., Das, P., Moss, K., Berk, M., Coulston, C. (2008). A functional MRI study of Theory of Mind in euthymic bipolar disorder patients. Bipolar Disorders (English Edition): an international journal of psychiatry and neurosciences, 10(8), 943-956.
  • Das, P., Lagopoulos, J., Saether, O., Malhi, G. (2008). Is computed tomography still useful as a neuroimaging tool in psychiatry? Expert Opinion on Medical Diagnostics, 2(9), 1003-1011.
  • Saether, O., Das, P., Lagopoulos, J. (2008). Spectroscopy: technical perspectives. Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 20(3), 159-161.

2007

  • Bryant, R., Hughes, G., Felmingham, K., Kemp, A., Das, P., Perduto, A., Williams, L. (2007). Amygdala and ventral anterior cingulate activation predicts treatment response to cognitive behaviour therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder. Psychological Medicine, 38(4), 555-561. [More Information]
  • Felmingham, K., Kemp, A., Williams, L., Das, P., Hughes, G., Peduto, A., Bryant, R. (2007). Changes in Anterior Cingulate and Amygdala After Cognitive Behaviour Therapy of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Psychological Science, 18(2), 127-129. [More Information]
  • Williams, L., Das, P., Liddell, B., Olivieri, G., Peduto, A., David, A., Gordon, E., Harris, A. (2007). Fronto-limbic and autonomic disjunctions to negative emotion distinguish schizophrenia subtypes. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 155(1), 29-44. [More Information]
  • Das, P., Kemp, A., Flynn, G., Harris, A., Liddell, B., Whitford, T., Peduto, A., Gordon, E., Williams, L. (2007). Functional Disconnections in the Direct and Indirect Amygdala Pathways for Fear Processing in Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 90(1-3), 284-294. [More Information]
  • Kemp, A., Felmingham, K., Das, P., Hughes, G., Peduto, A., Bryant, R., Williams, L. (2007). Influence of Comorbid Depression on Fear in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An fMRI Study. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 155(3), 265-269. [More Information]
  • Gordon, E., Liddell, B., Brown, K., Bryant, R., Clark, C., Das, P., Dobson-Stone, C., Falconer, E., Felmingham, K., Flynn, G., Gatt, J., Harris, A., Hermens, D., Hopkinson, P., Kemp, A., Kuan, S., Lazzaro, I., Rennie, C., Whitford, T., Williams, L., et al (2007). Integrating objective gene-brain-behavior markers of psychiatric disorders. Journal of Integrative Neuroscience, 6(1), 1-34. [More Information]

2006

  • Das, P., Flynn, G., Harris, A., Kemp, A., Liddell, B., Whitford, T., Peduto, A., Gordon, E., Williams, L. (2006). Automated and controlled processing of fear facial expression display dysfunctions in the amygdala pathways in schizophrenia: a functional connectivity approach. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 40(Suppl.2), A118-A119.
  • Williams, L., Das, P., Liddell, B., Kemp, A., Rennie, C., Gordon, E. (2006). Mode of functional connectivity in amygdala pathways dissociates level of awareness for signals of fear. The Journal of Neuroscience, 26(36), 9264-9271. [More Information]
  • Breakspear, M., Bullmore, E., Aquino, K., Das, P., Williams, L. (2006). The multiscale character of evoked cortical activity. NeuroImage, 30(4), 1230-1242.

2005

  • Liddell, B., Brown, K., Kemp, A., Barton, M., Das, P., Peduto, A., Gordon, E., Williams, L. (2005). A direct brainstem-amygdala-cortical 'alarm' system for subliminal signals of fear. NeuroImage, 24(1), 235-243. [More Information]
  • Williams, L., Das, P., Liddell, B., Olivieri, G., Peduto, A., Brammer, M., Gordon, E. (2005). BOLD, sweat and fears: fMRI and skin conductance distinguish facial fear signals. NeuroReport, 16(1), 49-52. [More Information]
  • Das, P., Kemp, A., Liddell, B., Brown, K., Olivieri, G., Peduto, A., Gordon, E., Williams, L. (2005). Pathways for fear perception: Modulation of amygdala activity by thalamo-cortical systems. NeuroImage, 26(1), 141-148. [More Information]

2004

  • Williams, L., Das, P., Harris, A., Liddell, B., Brammer, M., Olivieri, G., Skerrett, D., Phillips, M., David, A., Peduto, A., Gordon, E. (2004). Dysregulation Of Arousal And Amygdala-Prefrontal Systems In Paranoid Schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry, 161(3), 480-489.
  • Williams, L., Kemp, A., Felmingham, K., Das, P., Hughes, G., Peduto, A., Gordon, E., Bryant, R. (2004). Implicit Perception Of Fear Signals: An Fmri Investigation Of Ptsd. World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry 2004 WFSBP Asia-Pacific Congress, United Kingdom: Informa Healthcare.
  • Cairns, I., Johnston, S., Das, P. (2004). Intrinsic Variability And Field Statistics For Pulsars B1641-45 And B0950+08. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 353(1), 270-286.
  • Bryant, R., Felmingham, K., Kemp, A., Brown, K., Das, P., Peduto, A., Gordon, E., Williams, L. (2004). Investigating The Neural Substrates Of A Selective Attention Task In Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Fmri Study. World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry 2004 WFSBP Asia-Pacific Congress, United Kingdom: Informa Healthcare.
  • Breakspear, M., Brammer, M., Bullmore, E., Das, P., Williams, L. (2004). Spatiotemporal Wavelet Resampling For Functional Neuroimaging Data. Human Brain Mapping, 23(1), 1-25. [More Information]
  • Williams, L., Brown, K., Das, P., Boucsein, W., Sokolov, E., Brammer, M., Olivieri, G., Peduto, A., Gordon, E. (2004). The Dynamics Of Cortico-Amygdala And Autonomic Activity Over The Experimental Time Course Of Fear Perception. Cognitive Brain Research, 21(1), 114-123. [More Information]

2003

  • Cairns, I., Johnston, S., Das, P. (2003). Intrinsic variability and field statistics for the Vela pulsar II. Sytematics and single-component fits. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 343(2), 1-11.
  • Cairns, I., Das, P., Robinson, P., Johnston, S. (2003). Intrinsic variability and field statistics for the Vela pulsar-III. Two-component fits and detailed assessment of stochastic growth theory. Monthly Notices Royal Astronomical Society, 343, 523-532.

2002

  • Cairns, I., Robinson, P., Das, P. (2002). Field Statistics of two vectorially superposed wave populations. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 66(6), 066614-1-066614-9.

2001

  • Cairns, I., Johnston, S., Das, P. (2001). Intrinsic variability of the Vela Pulsar:Lognormal statistics and theoretical implications. The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 563, No.1 Part 2, 68.

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