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MOOD DISORDERS RESEARCH
Our clinical research themes are:
1. The search for clinically useful biomarkers to guide treatment decisions in mood disorders.
2. To use non-invasive targeted stimulation of the brain to better understand mood disorders.
3. To use non-invasive neurostimulation to treat mood disorders.
We are conducting a research study evaluating the effect of pairing rTMS with a medication. rTMS is a non-invasive (does not enter the body) technique that improves depressive symptoms. This study is currently recruiting depressed individuals aged 18-65, who have had no changes in medications for at least four weeks. This study involves a screen visit and 4 weeks of daily rTMS sessions (20 sessions). Participants will continue with current medication/therapy.
Are you pregnant or recently pregnant and struggling with Depression?
Depression surrounding pregnancy is common, and many women are reluctant to take medication during this time. We are looking for participants who are either pregnant or one month post-partum and currently depressed for a research study. This study uses a treatment called Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS). This is a non-invasive (does not enter the body) technique that improves depressive symptoms. This study is currently recruiting depressed patients aged 18 years or older.
Can medication enhance the neurological effects of non-invasive brain stimulation?
We are conducting a study in healthy individuals to test a strategy of using medication to amplify brain changes caused by non-invasive neurostimulation (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation). This trial is a first step towards supporting our long-term goal of improving the benefit to patients who receive this Health Canada approved treatment for depression.
Jaeden Cole | Research Assistant
Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education
3280 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4Z6
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