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Irving Michael Reti, M.B.B.S., M.D.
Director, Brain Stimulation Program
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Expertise: Adult Psychiatry, Depression, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) , Mood Disorders, Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences , Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) ...read more
Research Interests: Behavioral Neuroscience; Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation; Electroconvulsive therapy; Deep Brain Stimulation
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Irving Reti, MBBS is a research psychiatrist at The Johns Hopkins University. Dr Reti heralds from Sydney, Australia where he completed medical school at the University of Sydney before coming to Johns Hopkins for psychiatry residency. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship in neuroscience, he established his own laboratory which is focused on the field of brain stimulation. He is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and is Director of The Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Service at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
He founded The Brain Stimulation Program at Johns Hopkins in 2008 which has an active preclinical and clinical research program as well as offering specialty consultation and treatment with brain stimulation treatment modalities including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Clinical research focuses on TMS and its application in diverse populations including patients with traumatic brain injury.
Dr Reti also directs a laboratory investigating aspects of synaptic plasticity related to brain stimulation and motivated behavior. He is interested in learning more about how ECT works and is conducting studies implicating the immediate early gene Narp in mediating the antidepressant behavioral effects of electroconvulsive seizures in mice.
His other major focus is developing alternate treatments to maintenance ECT, such as deep brain stimulation, for autistic patients he has treated with severe self-injury who remain dependent on ECT to suppress this behavior.
- Director, Brain Stimulation Program
- Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
- Associate Professor of Neuroscience
- MD, Faculty of Medicine University of Sydney (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)
Research & Publications
Clinical Trial KeywordsDeep brain stimulation, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Electroconvulsive therapy
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.