Improving Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Depression Treatment
Wednesday, August 1st
MedStar Harbor Hospital
Baum Conference Center
3001 S. Hanover St
Baltimore, MD 21225
Join NAMI Metro Baltimore and Dr. Bruce Luber from the National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) for a talk on treatment resistant depression. Dr. Luber will discuss the following:
- Depression as a brain disorder, including how symptoms and brain networks are used to understand depression diagnoses.
- Introduction to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and its use in depression treatment.
- Combining psychotherapy with neuro-stimulation.
- Description of the NIMH new clinical trial using combined therapy and TMS in depression.
About the Presenter
Dr. Luber is an Experimental Psychologist and Neuroscientist who received his PhD from New York University. Over the last 23 years, he has worked as a professor at Columbia and Duke Universities, and currently serves as a Staff Scientist at the NIMH. He has conducted brain stimulation research into the neurophysiological basis of cognition, memory, and perception. Additionally, he has developed TMS paradigms, in conjunction with brain imaging and Electroencephalogram (EEG), that target and modify specific brain networks in the hopes of reducing cognitive and memory deficits in aging and in psychiatric and neurological disease. Over the last three decades, Dr. Luber has had a strong role in the development of the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), magnetic seizure therapy (MST), and TMS in the treatment of depression.
Attend the Mental Health Forum
NAMI Metro Baltimore Mental Health Forums are open to the public. Advanced registration is encouraged. Registration is free for NAMI members and $5 for non-members. Register here.
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