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Imaging Biomarkers for TMS Treatment of Depression
This study is researching all of the following topics: Depression
Location of study visits: Ann Arbor, MI
This study is looking for: male   female  Both men and women
  • Volunteers with specific conditions
  • 22 years to 65 years
This research studies people with depression who are experiencing symptoms after trying antidepressant medications. Using a relatively new FDA-approved treatment called repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and brain imaging we will see how rTMS works to reduce symptoms of depression.
279 HEROES have already shown interest in this study. I am interested! Print Study | Contact Study Team
Who can participate?
What is involved? There are three parts to this study: 1) A psychiatric assessment to learn more about your background and your symptom history to confirm that you are eligible to take part. 2) Two functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans to measure changes in your brain activity before and after rTMS treatment. 3) Up to 45 rTMS sessions.
Compensation Subjects will be paid $25 for each of the 2 fMRI scans for a total of $50 for the study.
More about the study
Eligible subjects will need to be on a current and stable dose of antidepressant medications for at least 4 weeks prior to enrolling.

IRB number: HUM00053677
Study posted on: 08/27/2013
Posting will be taken down on: 10/31/2015
Study Team Principal Investigator:  Taylor, Stephan F Department:  Psychiatry
For questions about this study, contact: Beier
(734) 936-4958
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