Depression Disorder Research Study
Join a compensated research study funded by the Weill Cornell Medicine aimed to study the effectiveness of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for the treatment of depression.
Facts About Our Study
Our research study is evaluating a new treatment for individuals who are currently experiencing depression
Symptoms of Depression

Between the ages of 18-65 years

Study Conducted in New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City
Able to participate in an MRI scan
Study Background
The main goal of our study is to improve treatment methods for individuals struggling with depression.

New interventions are urgently needed to treat depression, as more than 17 million Americans are currently diagnosed with depression.

Our researchers are evaluating repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) as a treatment for individuals with depression. rTMS uses focused magnetic field pulses to stimulate specific brain areas.

Contribute to the development of better treatment options for people living with depression.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
The primary goal of our study is to evaluate rTMS as a treatment for individuals with depression.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:
  • Between the ages of 18-65
  • Experiencing symptoms of depression
  • Able to participate in an MRI scan
What will happen if I participate in this study?
  • In-person screening visit / diagnostic evaluation: clinical assessment, self-report questionnaires, blood draw, and pregnancy test (if applicable)
  • In-person treatment with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), 20 minutes per session
  • Weekly mood assessment and clinical check-ins with study psychiatrist for the duration of treatment
  • Two MRI scans (pre and post-treatment)
  • Longitudinal follow-up assessments clinical assessments and self-reports)
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
You will be compensated up to $600 for your participation.
Will it cost anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for you to participate in our research program.