iTBS

Seeking older adults (ages 60-85) with depression to complete a 6-week study

What is the purpose of the study?

This study will examine whether an intervention using magnets called intermittent Theta Burst Stimulation (iTBS) alleviates depression and improves people’s ability to plan, make decisions and take action.

Eligibility

You may be eligible if you

  • Are between 60-85 years old
  • Experience depressive symptoms

To find out more about the study, and see if you are eligible, call Dr. Pilar Cristanch at (314) 362-2413.

What is involved in the study?

Throughout the course of the study, you will visit Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital Campus for:

  • A study screening visit
  • Two brain imaging scan sessions
  • 30 visits over 6 weeks during which the intervention will be tested
  • Completion of surveys and computer tasks, to examine your attention, ability to plan, make decisions, and take action

Benefits

Benefits from the study may include some relief from depression and an increased ability to plan, make decisions, and take action.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be compensated for my time?

You will be compensated a total of $250 for the completion of this study.

How do I get to the Healthy Mind Lab?

The Healthy Mind Lab is located in the Institute for Public Health Building which is also known as the Taylor Avenue Building.

Address

600 S. Taylor Ave., Suite 121, St. Louis, MO 63110

Parking

You will be provided with parking validation.

Public Transit

The Central West End MetroLink station and the Central West End Transit Center bus stop is located one block west of our location.

Please let us know if you have circumstances that make traveling to our campus difficult for you and we will do our best to accommodate.

To find out more about the study, and see if you are eligible, call Dr. Pilar Cristanch at (314) 362-2413.

Lei (Sylvia) Yang, MPH

Senior Data Control Coordinator

Ask me how I manage the data for the Healthy Mind Lab and help the team implement e-consent using Red Cap.

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