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iTBS for Adolescents

An open label, pilot, feasibility study for adolescents with major depression. The study treatment is Intermittent Theta Burst Stimulation, a shorter duration of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, commonly used in adults.

Age & Gender

  • 13 years ~ 17 years
  • Male, Female, Gender Inclusive

Visit Availability

  • Standard business hours (M-F, 8-5)
  • Extended hours (M-F, early morning or evening)


North Carolina (Statewide)

What will be asked of you

There is a screening visit with questionnaires and medical history review to see if your child is eligible. If so, we will proceed to 20 treatment sessions, 4 weeks M-F of iTBS. Weekly during the treatment phase we will conduct cognitive and safety assessments. There are 3 follow up visits with questionnaires and medical review. There is no cost to participate if eligible.

In-person visits:
Total length of participation:
12 weeks

Looking for Specific Volunteers

Able to participate:

  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Self-injurious behavior

Not eligible if:

  • Have cranial metallic implants
  • Bipolar
  • Psychosis
  • Seizures
  • Eating disorder

Contact the Team

Visit Location

Contact & Visit Location

Primary Contact

Primary Visit Location

Vilcom Center Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Shahzad Ali
Psychiatry - General

Study Type

Clinical or Medical

Study Topics

Child and Teen Health
Mental and Emotional Health
Wellness and Lifestyle

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