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Treating Self-Injurious Behavior: A Novel Brain Stimulation Approach

Please refer to this study by identifier 7170

Principal Investigator(s)

Jeffrey Miller

Purpose

Participants wanted for a research study at The New York State Psychiatric Institute looking at an investigational treatment for self-injury called transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS. tDCS is a non-invasive, well-tolerated form of electrical brain stimulation that can help treat depression and other conditions. We are seeking individuals between the ages of 18-65 who self-injure (through burning, cutting, or other means). The research study involves completing questionnaires; brain imaging ((an MRI and a PET scan); and 10 sessions of tDCS over two weeks. Three months of treatment visits with a psychiatrist for medication management will then be offered after AT NO COST to you. Compensation of $400 is provided for time and effort if you are eligible and complete all research procedures. If you are interested, please contact Damaris at 646-774-7561 or at fusterd@nyspi.columbia.edu

  • Type of Study: Clinical Trial
  • Setting of Study: outpatient
  • Clinical Trials.gov number: n/a
  • Providing Clinical Treatment?: Yes
  • No Cost Treatment?: Yes
  • Care is provided in languages: English

Study Activities

  • Filling Out Forms
  • Computer Tasks
  • Blood Samples
  • Blood Samples for DNA
  • PET Scan
  • MRI Scan
  • Provides Payment: Compensation for study related procedures

Eligibility

  • Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years - 60 Years
  • Genders Eligible for Study: Both
  • This study is not recruiting Healthy Volunteers.

Criteria

  • Location: 
  • Clinic: 
  • Division: 
  • Study chairs or principal investigators: Jeffrey M Miller M.D., Principal Investigator
  • Co-investigators: Barbara Stanley, Daniel Javitt,

For more information, please contact

Jeffrey M Miller

Tel: 646-774-7613

E-mail: millerj@nyspi.columbia.edu


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