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

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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) more

Research Interests: Behavioral Neuroscience; Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation; Electroconvulsive therapy; Deep Brain Stimulation

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Appointment Phone: 410-614-1732

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Phone: 410-614-1732



  • 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)

Board Certifications

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

Research & Publications

Research Summary

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.

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

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

ECT Without the Hollywood

A 'Current' Approach to Depression


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