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Brain Stimulation
Long-standing and evolving technologies in brain stimulation continue to provide safe, effective treatment for many psychiatric illnesses.
  

Brain Stimulation Research

The field of brain stimulation continues to evolve as technology improves and as we learn more about brain function and how these treatment methods affect it. Our research program includes clinical trials utilizing ECT and TMS as well as laboratory investigations into how they work and how they can be improved.

#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Electroconvulsive Therapy – Irving Michael Reti, M.B.B.S., M.D.

  
ECT depression
LATEST RESEARCH 

How ECT Relieves Depression

In a study using genetically engineered mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have uncovered some new molecular details that appear to explain how electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) rapidly relieves severe depression in mammals, presumably including people. The molecular changes allow more communication between neurons in a specific part of the brain also known to respond to antidepressant drugs.

  

Location

The Brain Stimulation Program
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 N. Wolfe Street
Meyer 7-120
Baltimore, MD 21287

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Contact Us

For outpatient rTMS or ECT questions

Michael Tibbs, Program Coordinator
Phone: 410-614-1732
Fax: 410-614-8128
Email: mtibbs@jhmi.edu

For inpatient ECT admission

Mary Mesick, Admissions Coordinator
Phone: 410-502-5467
Fax: 410-955-6155
Email: PsychiatryAdmissions@jhmi.edu

  
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