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Deep brain stimulation for treatment resistant depression: DBS for TRD

Principal Investigator: Helen S. Mayberg, MD

Population:  Treatment-resistant depression

Summary: DBS for TRD is a neurosurgical intervention for depression resistant to standard interventions, including psychotherapy, medication combinations, and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The study requires a long-term commitment, as patients are closely monitored with weekly visits to various study sites 4 weeks prior to surgery and 7 months following surgery. At the end of the 7 month period following surgery, patients are followed for five years via visits every month, 3 months, or 6 months, at the discretion of the study psychiatrists.

Contact:

Sinead Quinn
Supv. Research Coordinator
404-727-9228
scquinn@emory.edu  
dbs@emory.edu

Morgan Woody
Research Specialist
404-712-1580
mswoody@emory.edu