Transcranial Continuous and Pulse Near-Infrared Light in Depression: a Placebo-Controlled Study (ELATED-3)

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Depression treatments that are available today are the result of decades of research.

You may be eligible to participate in a research study using Transcranial LED Therapy (TLT) to treat depression that is being conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital. TLT involves a non-invasive and invisible beam of light that increases energy metabolism in the brain, and some of this increased brain activity may help people with depression. This treatment is not the same as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

All TLT sessions will take place at the Depression Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. The visits include 1 initial screening visit, 24 TLT sessions, and 1 follow-up visit making for a total of 26 visits to our program. We can validate your parking if you park in one of the three Mass General parking garages. You will receive $12.50 for each treatment session.

If you are between 18 and 70 years old and would like more information, please contact Garrett at 617-724-3222..

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