The Advanced Interventions in Mood Disorders (AIM) Clinic provides adults with severe mood disorders access to novel treatments and innovative research projects.

Depressive disorders are common mental health conditions, affecting about one in 12 Australians. 

While there are evidence-based treatments for depressive disorders, approximately one-third of people do not experience a significant or sustained improvement in their symptoms using these first-line treatments. 

The AIM Clinic provides novel treatments and conducts innovative research projects that aim to reduce depressive symptoms and improve quality of life in people with difficult-to-treat mood disorders.

Treatments available

Ketamine Treatment Service

The AIM Clinic is currently providing a 3-week course of low-dose intravenous ketamine treatment for eligible adults with difficult-to-treat depression who are currently receiving treatment at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) or Western Health mental health services.

Learn more about the ketamine treatment service.

Research projects

SKY-D (Study of Ketamine for Youth Depression)

SKY-D is a clinical trial investigating whether ketamine is an effective treatment for young people aged 16 to 25 years with moderate-to-severe depression.

Learn more about the SKY-D trial

Last updated 29 June 2023