This is a clinical trial looking at the effects of a non-invasive brain stimulation technique called transcranial alternating current stimulation (or tACS) in patients with depression. Before coming into the lab, we will schedule a phone interview to assess your current symptoms and medical health. The lab visits include 5 daily 40-minute stimulation sessions in the Carolina Center for Neurostimulation. The first stimulation session also includes several assessments of your mental health, including a urine drug test and urine pregnancy test, as well as non-invasive brain activity recordings done via EEG. The follow-up session will be scheduled 2 weeks later with an optional MRI scan.
Participation will last no longer than 2-3 weeks total. Completion will involve a maximum number of 8 appointments. The first session is an phone interview, at your convenience. Then we will schedule your 5 consecutive days of stimulation. Finally, there is an an optional structural MRI, and a 2-week follow up visit to record your brain activity using EEG. . We estimate that total participation for all interviews and visits to be approximately 21 hours.
Up to $285, Parking passes available and limited transportation assistance available
Clinical or Medical
Brain, Head, Nervous System
Mental and Emotional Health