Project RISE in PTSD - Research Investigating Stimulation for Extinction in PTSD
We are looking for people who are diagnosed by a clinician with posttraumatic stress disorder and who are interested in being part of a research study in which we look at the effects of a very low level of electrical current on the scalp (called tDCS) on emotional learning and memory. This study will involve five study visits. On the first visit we will do a screening and then make an appointment for a second visit, during which you will get a brain scan. On visits three, four and five you will do a computer task that tests emotional learning and memory. During one of those days you may or may not also receive the very low level of electrical current through two electrodes attached to your head.
Number of visits: 5
Duration of visits: Visit 1 about 3 hours, visits 2-5 about 1 hour each visit.
You may qualify if you:
Are between 18-70 years-old
Speak and read English fluently
Have no history of closed-head injury or neurological disease
Have no implanted electronic hardware, such as metal implants, pacemakers or medication pumps or metal in the head
Have no current or history of psychosis or bipolar depression
Have no holes in the skull made by trauma or surgery
Have no history of epilepsy or seizures
Are not pregnant
Participants will earn compensation for research participation.
If interested in learning more, please contact:
Julia Cole Phone: 401-680-4199
Organization Butler Hospital
Area of Study Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Recruitment Status Open
Fill out the form below or call Julia Cole at 401-680-4199 to learn more.