Dr Robert Dudas

Robert Dudas

University position

Visiting Researcher

Departments

Department of Psychiatry

Research Themes

Clinical and Veterinary Neuroscience

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

I have carried out research projects on cognitive impairment in the context of progressive-degenerative dementias and affective symptomatology.

My current research focuses on the neurobiology of emotional dysregulation and self-harm in the affective disorders in a broad sense, including borderline personality disorder. I am interested in identifying cognitive and psychophysiological markers of pathological mood states with a view to developing novel treatments for these conditons. Our methodology includes functional brain imaging, neuropsychological tests, and physiological measurement.

Research Focus

Keywords

depression

borderline personality disorder

neuropsychology

brain imaging

psychophysiology

Clinical conditions

Alzheimer's disease

Borderline personality disorder

Cognitive impairment

Dementia

Depressive disorders

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Neuropsychological testing

Psychophysiological measures (e.g. galvanic skin response, heart rate, respiratory rate, etc)

Collaborators

Cambridge

German Berrios

Chess Denman

Paul Fletcher

Graham Murray

United Kingdom

Barnaby Dunn Web: http://psychology.exeter.ac.uk/staff/i...

Davy Evans Web: http://bham.academia.edu/DavyEvans

Jan Zirk-Sadowki Web: http://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/about/p...

International

Zoltan Kozinszky Web: https://www.researchgate.net/profile...

Associated News Items


    Key publications

    Dudas RB, Mole TB, Morris LS, Denman C, Hill E, Szalma B, Evans D, Dunn B, Fletcher P, Voon V (in press), “Amygdala and dlPFC abnormalities, with aberrant connectivity and habituation in response to emotional stimuli in females with BPD” ournal of Affective Disorders http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2016.10.043

    Arrondo G, Murray GK, Hill E, Szalma B, Yathiraj K, Denman C, Dudas RB. (2015), “Hedonic and disgust taste perception in borderline personality disorder and depression” Br J Psychiatry 207(1):79-80

    Kozinszky Z, Dudas RB (2015), “Validation studies of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale for the antenatal period” J Affect Disord 176:95-105

    Abdul-Hamid S, Denman C, Dudas RB (2014), “Self-Relevant Disgust and Self-Harm Urges in Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder and Depression: A Pilot Study with a Newly Designed Psychological Challenge.” PLoS One 9(6):e99696 Details

    Dudas RB (2014), “What is it like to be diagnosed with bipolar illness, borderline personality disorder or another diagnosis with mood instability?” British Journal of Psychiatry 204: 178-179

    Evans D, Howard M, Dudas RB, Chess Denman, Barnaby D Dunn (2013), “Emotion Regulation in Borderline Personality Disorder: Examining the Consequences of Spontaneous and Instructed Use of Emotion Suppression and Emotion Acceptance when Viewing Negative Films” Journal of Experimental Psychopathology 4(5):546-565

    Kozinszky Z, Dudas RB, Devosa I, Csatordai S, Tóth E, Szabó D, Sikovanyecz J, Barabás K, Pál A (2012), “Can a brief antepartum preventive group intervention help reduce postpartum depressive symptomatology?” Psychother Psychosom 81(2):98-107 Details

    Dudas R, Berrios GE, Hodges JR (2005), “The Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination (ACE) in the differential diagnosis of early organic dementias from affective disorder” American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 13:218-26 Details

    Dudas R, Clague F, Thompson SA, Graham KS, Hodges JR (2005), “Episodic and semantic memory in mild cognitive impairment” Neuropsychologia 43:13266-76 Details

    Dudas R, Hans K, Barabas K (2005), “Strong correlation between anxiety and depressive symptoms and smoking status in schoolboys but not in schoolgirls” Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health 125:87-92 Details

    Publications

    2015

    Arrondo G, Segarra N, Metastasio A, Ziauddeen H, Spencer J, Reinders NR, Dudas RB, Robbins TW, Fletcher PC, Murray GK. (2015), “Reduction in ventral striatal activity when anticipating a reward in depression and schizophrenia: a replicated cross-diagnostic finding.” Front Psychol. 6:1280

    Kozinszky Z, Dudas RB (2015), “Validation studies of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale for the antenatal period.” J Affect Disord 176C:95-105 Details

    2014

    Chuang JY, Murray GK, Metastasio A, Segarra N, Tait R, Spencer J, Ziauddeen H, Dudas RB, Fletcher PC, Suckling J (2014), “Brain structural signatures of negative symptoms in depression and schizophrenia.” Front Psychiatry 5:116 Details

    Clark-Elford R, Nathan PJ, Auyeung B, Mogg K, Bradley BP, Sule A, Müller U, Dudas RB, Sahakian BJ, Baron-Cohen S (2014), “Effects of oxytocin on attention to emotional faces in healthy volunteers and highly socially anxious males.” Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 18(2) Details

    Dudas RB (2014), “What is it like to be diagnosed with bipolar illness, borderline personality disorder or another diagnosis with mood instability?” Br J Psychiatry 204(3):178-9 Details

    Ellison-Wright I, Nathan PJ, Bullmore ET, Zaman R, Dudas RB, Agius M, Fernandez-Egea E, Müller U, Dodds CM, Forde NJ, Scanlon C, Leemans A, McDonald C, Cannon DM (2014), “Distribution of tract deficits in schizophrenia.” BMC Psychiatry 14:99 Details

    Toreki A, Andó B, Dudas RB, Dweik D, Janka Z, Kozinszky Z, Keresztúri A (2014), “Validation of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale as a screening tool for postpartum depression in a clinical sample in Hungary.” Midwifery 30(8):911-8 Details

    2013

    Clark-Elford R, Nathan PJ, Auyeung B, Voon V, Sule A, Müller U, Dudas R, Sahakian BJ, Phan KL, Baron-Cohen S (2013), “The effects of oxytocin on social reward learning in humans.” Int J Neuropsychopharmacol :1-11 Details

    Kaser M, Soltesz F, Lawrence P, Miller S, Dodds C, Croft R, Dudas RB, Zaman R, Fernandez-Egea E, Müller U, Dean A, Bullmore ET, Nathan PJ (2013), “Oscillatory underpinnings of mismatch negativity and their relationship with cognitive function in patients with schizophrenia.” PLoS One 8(12):e83255 Details

    2012

    Dudas RB, Csatordai S, Devosa I, Töreki A, Andó B, Barabás K, Pál A, Kozinszky Z (2012), “Obstetric and psychosocial risk factors for depressive symptoms during pregnancy.” Psychiatry Res 200(2-3):323-8 Details

    Töreki A, Andó B, Keresztúri A, Sikovanyecz J, Dudas RB, Janka Z, Kozinszky Z, Pál A (2012), “The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale: Translation and antepartum validation for a Hungarian sample.” Midwifery Details

    2010

    Kozinszky Z, Dudas RB, Csatordai S, Devosa I, Tóth E, Szabó D, Sikovanyecz J, Zádori J, Barabás K, Pál A (2010), “Social dynamics of postpartum depression: a population-based screening in South-Eastern Hungary.” Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol Details

    2009

    Hatfield CF, Dudas RB, Dening T (2009), “Diagnostic tools for dementia.” Maturitas 63(3):181-5 Details

    2005

    Clague F, Dudas RB, Thompson SA, Graham KS, Hodges JR (2005), “Multidimensional measures of person knowledge and spatial associative learning: can these be applied to the differentiation of Alzheimer's disease from frontotemporal and vascular dementia?” Neuropsychologia 43(9):1338-50 Details