Functional Connectivity and Resting State Changes Following Brain Stimulation: Effects of Convulsive Therapy
Tracking Brain Changes with Functional MRI (fMRI) Following an Acute Course of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
Sponsor: New York State Psychiatric Institute
Enrolling: Male and Female Patients
IRB Number: 6942
Contact: Luke Kluisza RA: (646) 774-5403 /
Additional Study Information: We are performing functional MRI (fMRI) scans before starting and after completing an acute course of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) treatment. These scans are being performed to identify brain changes that occur after an acute course of ECT for participants with treatment-resistant depression. We also intend to perform two follow-up fMRI scans at two-months and six-months post-treatment to continue monitoring brain changes, as well as to track participants' progress as they become further removed from their course of ECT anti-depressant treatment.
This study is closed
Joan Prudic, MD
Do You Qualify?
Have you previously received a diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Yes No
Do you use any devices that may be affected by MRI (e.g., cardiac pacemaker, medication pump, cochlear implant)? Yes No
Does there exist any metal within your body that is ferromagnetic (e.g., shrapnel, surgical clips, bone or joint pins)? Yes No
You may be eligible for this study

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For more information, please contact:
Luke Kluisza RA
(646) 774-5403