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ADEPT: Adaptive Trial for the Treatment of Depressive Symptoms associated with Concussion using Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Protocols.
Principal Investigator: David Brody, MD
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ADEPT is a service member focused voluntary research study that aims to investigate the effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on depressive symptoms in current or former United States military service members with a history of concussion. Cleared for depression by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2008, rTMS is a non-invasive procedure involving a magnetic coil placed on the scalp that rapidly applies brief magnetic pulses to the brain, creating changing magnetic fields. These changing magnetic fields may affect brain activity and function in ways that help depressive symptoms. [NIMH]
Ultimately, the goal of the ADEPT study is to see if and what types of rTMS may help to alleviate symptoms of depression in service members who have a history of head injury.