Resting State Changes Following Theta Burst Stimulation (TBS/rsFC)

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Study Overview

This research study is being conducted to learn more about how brain stimulation [transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)] affects the communication between brain regions. TMS is a new treatment that is starting to be used to treat depression and other psychiatric disorders. However, we do not have a good idea for how it changes the brain to make people feel better. This work is designed to help us understand how TMS changes how different parts of the brain talk to each other. When we finish the study, we may be able to use what we learn to develop new TMS treatments for other psychiatric disorders.

Study Description

Eligibility Criteria:
- 18-50 years old
- Right-handed
- Cannot have a current or past psychiatric disorder like depression, anorexia, bulimia or anxiety.
- Healthy Participant: No history of any mental illness
- Have the capacity to give your own consent
Participation Includes:
Week 1
- Visit 1 (~1 hour): informed consent, questionnaires
- Visit 2 (1 hour): MRI scan 

Week 2 (scheduled on 4 consecutive days)
Visit 3 (~3 hours): motor threshold, 5 tms sessions (~10 mins each) separated by ~30 min 
- Visit 4 (~4 hour):  MRI scan, 5 tms sessions (~10 mins each) separated by ~ 30 min
- Visit 5 (~4 hours): MRI scan, 5 tms sessions (~10 mins each) separated by ~ 30 min 
- Visit 6 (1 hour): MRI scan 
If you are interested in participating, please complete our online screening form at this link: 

  • Study Identifier: 851028

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