Research Study - Major Depressive Disorder

Study Detail

If you are between the ages 22 and 68 and have been diagnosed with Depression but medications or other treatments haven't worked, then you may be eligible to participate in a research trial using Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Major Depressive Disorder

More information and application
Target audience: 

To be eligible for this study, you must

  • Be 22-68 years old
  • Be diagnosed with Depression and the current episode must be for >4 weeks but <5 years
  • Have not responded to antidepressant treatment or are intolerant to treatment

You cannot participate in this treatment if you have any of the following:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • OCD
  • Eating disorder
  • An increased risk for seizures (for any reason)
  • Pregnant or breast feeding


There are more inclusion and exclusion criteria not listed here. 


This study includes a screening and baseline visit and 44 treatment visits. Treatment visits will occur five times per week for the first four weeks and then two times a week for the remaining 12 weeks. Subjects will be randomized into one of two group: Group 1 will receive rTMS treatment and Group 2 will receive sham treatment. 




All visits and treatments are free of charge, and you will be paid for your participation.

Contact details: 

For more information call: (310) 206 5133


Dr Alexander Bystritsky, MD, UCLA Anxiety Disorder Program

Review and Approval
IRB Flyer: 
Renewal Date: 
2010, May 27