“Novel rTMS Intervention”
Mental illness rarely occurs as a single, easily categorized condition. Instead, multiple disorders often co-occur. This complicates the treatment plan for many Veterans, especially those suffering the most severe dysfunction. This also means that clinical research aimed at one specific disorder may not be optimized to treat the realworld presentation of neuropsychiatric illness. The investigators propose in this study to develop a novel, non-invasive brain stimulation treatment that would promote rehabilitation for Veterans suffering a wide range of emotional difficulties. More specifically, the investigators propose to up-regulate the brain circuitry that supports flexible problem solving and contending with daily demands. Rather than focusing on reducing the symptoms of a specific disorder to reduce the intrusion into daily life, the investigators propose to augment those brain circuits that promote adaptive cognition and thus quality of life.
Device - Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)
MagVenture MagPro TMS System would be utilized to deliver 3-minute sessions of intermittent theta burst to left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex.
Developing a Novel rTMS Intervention for Transdiagnostic Psychosocial Rehabilitation: A Dose Finding Study