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This website has information on our research study in New York City examining a possible new treatment for individuals who engage in frequent self-injury.  Please browse the site and contact us for more information.

The Basics: We are looking for men and women between the ages of 18-60 who injure themselves regularly to participate in a research study at The New York State Psychiatric Institute that is evaluating a possible new treatment for self-injury called transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS.  tDCS is a non-invasive form of electrical brain stimulation.

The research study involves brain imaging with an MRI and PET scan and 10 sessions of tDCS. We offer three months of visits with a psychiatrist in our research group at no cost after tDCS.

Compensation for your time and effort:  Up to $400 if you are eligible and choose to participate. Up to 3 months of visits with a psychiatrist at no cost to you.

Contact us at:  suraman@nyspi.columbia.edu or at 646-774-7564.

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