Washington University seeks participants with major depression for a research study.

Updated on 25 March 2021


Washington University seeks participants with major depression for a research study.


Dr. Charles Conway is conducting a research study looking at adaptive enhanced transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) as adjunctive therapy for major depression. This study lasts 6 weeks. There will be up to 24 study visits that will last 30 minutes to 3 hours each. Participants will undergo 20 sessions for 20 minutes of tDCS. There will also be questionnaires. tDCS treatment will be provided at no charge and the cost of parking is covered. Risks and benefits will be discussed as part of the informed consent process (IRB ID#: 201610133).

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Last Modified on25 March 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Participants must be 18 to 65 years old
Participants must be currently suffering from major depression
Participants must have failed at least 3 prior antidepressant medications
Participants must not have active substance use disorder or past diagnosis of schizophrenia
Participants must not have any neurological disorders such as seizures
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