Bringing the Brain Stimulation Clinic Home with You

Jean-Philippe Miron

Supervisor: Dr. Jonathan Downar

Institution: University of Toronto

Description: Brain stimulation had accumulated a lot of support for treating a wide range of brain conditions, ranging from depression to Tourette’s Syndrome. A major limitation of this treatment approach, however, is that patients have to come to the clinic near daily for a couple weeks, which may not be feasible for everyone. This project is testing some prototype brain stimulation equipment that can be self-administered from the comfort of home to try and offset this problem.