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Irving Michael Reti, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Director, Brain Stimulation Program
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Director, Brain Stimulation Program
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Neuroscience



The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-614-1732

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-614-1732


Adult Psychiatry , Depression, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) , Mood Disorders, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Research Interests

Behavioral Neuroscience; Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation; Electroconvulsive therapy; Deep Brain Stimulation

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Faculty of Medicine University of Sydney / MD (1993)


    • The Missenden Psychiatric Unit of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (1995)
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2000)


    • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology / Psychiatry (2001, 2010)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Behavioral neuroscience, brain stimulation treatment modalities

    Clinical Trial Keywords: Deep brain stimulation, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Electroconvulsive therapy

    Selected Publications

    1. Crombag HS, Dickson M, Dinenna M, Johnson AW, Perin MS, Holland PC, Baraban JM, Reti IM (2008). Narp deletion blocks extinction of morphine place preference conditioning. Neuropsychopharmacology, in press.
    2. Reti IM, Crombag HS, Takamiya K, Sutton JM, Guo N, Dinenna ML, Huganir RL, Holland PC, Baraban JM (2008). Narp regulates long-term aversive effects of morphine withdrawal. Behavioral Neuroscience, in press.
    3. Wachtel LE, Kahng SW, Cascella N, Dhossche DM, Reti IM (2008): Electroconvulsive Therapy for Severe Catatonic Deterioration in an Autistic Girl with Mental Retardation and Self-injury: A Case Report. American Journal of Psychiatry. 165: 329-33
    4. Reti IM, Miskimon M, Dickson M, Petralia RS, Takamiya K, Bland R, Saini J, During MJ, Huganir RL, Baraban JM (2008): Activity-dependent release of Narp from vasopressin neurons into the systemic circulation. Neuroscience. 151: 352-60.
    5. Johnson AW, Crombag HS, Takamiya K, Baraban JM, Holland PC, Huganir RL, Reti IM (2007): A selective role for neuronal activity regulated pentraxin (Narp) in the processing of sensory-specific incentive value. Journal of Neuroscience. 27: 13430-5.
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    Recent News Articles & Media Coverage

    Hopkins Psychiatry Newsletter articles about Dr. Reti''s work:

    ECT Without the Hollywood

    A 'Current' Approach to Depression

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