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#7170: Treating Self Injurious Behavior: A Novel Brain Stimulation Approach
Research Study offering Treatment for Self-Injury
Sponsor:The Citronberg Fellowship
Enrolling:Male and Female Patients
Study Length:2 Months
Clinic Visits:6
Age Range:Between 18 and 60 years old
IRB Number:7170
Contact: Young Cho: 646-774-7603 / Young.Cho@nyspi.columbia.edu
Additional Study Information:

The goal of this study is to examine how effective and well-tolerated a possible new treatment for individuals who injure themselves frequently will be. We are studying a minimal-risk form of electrical brain stimulation called transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS. Previous studies using tDCS have shown that it is helpful in treating conditions like depression and chronic pain. tDCS is administered using two small electrodes that are applied to the scalp. A low current is applied to the electrodes using a battery-operated device. The study involves receiving 6 tDCS administrations over the course of one week and two MRI scans. Each tDCS session lasts 20 minutes. During tDCS procedures, you may experience a mild tingling sensation or irritation on your scalp; headaches are another possible side-effect. Side-effects from tDCS are most frequently described by participants as mild, and do not tend to continue after tDCS sessions are completed. We will explain all of the possible risks and benefits of participation in this research study to you in detail before you decide whether to participate. You will receive $150 in compensation when you complete the study procedures and will be offered three months of medication-based treatment with a psychiatrist in our division at no cost.

Do You Qualify?
Are you between the ages of 18-60?YesNo
Do you currently harm yourself (cutting, self-hitting, burning, etc.)?YesNo
Do you currently use opiate medication(s)?YesNo
Are you currently pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to conceive?YesNo
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Investigator
Jeffrey Miller, MD
You may be eligible for this study

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Who Can I Contact?
For more information, please contact:
Young Cho
Email: Young.Cho@nyspi.columbia.edu
Phone: 646-774-7603