Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Center for Neuromodulation in Depression and Stress (CNDS)

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Neuroimaging Study

PI: Dr. Desmond Oathes, PhD (NIH Funded)

Dr. Oathes' Webpage

The purpose of this research study is to implement and develop neuroimaging methods for characterizing and treating psychological disorders. By using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in concurrence with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), this procedure will help develop a comprehensive understanding of TMS effects on brain circuitry. TMS involves non-invasive brain stimulation (i.e. from the scalp) by using magnetic pulses. Additionally, it provides brain and behavior measures for future work, which may be critical to developing effective disease markers and novel treatments for psychiatric conditions.

Who we are looking for:

  • Individuals 18-60 years old with no history of neurological injury or disease
  • Individuals with or without depression/PTSD

What you will do:

  • 3 office visits scheduled around your availability
  • Neuropsychological tests
  • 2 MRI scans (one with TMS)
  • Compensation provided

If you are interested in participating or would like more information, contact the CNDS:

By phone: 215-573-2637

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