This study is designed to test whether low-field magnetic stimulation (LFMS) can relieve
some of the symptoms of depression in bipolar disorder or major depression.
This study involves a screening visit with the study physician and a treatment visit.
Participants will be asked to complete several questionnaires about their mood during both
visits. The treatment visit will involve use of the LFMS device. Participants will place
the top of their head inside the device for approximately 20 minutes. Participants will
receive either the actual treatment or a sham treatment and will not know which they
receive. This device produces weak electromagnetic fields. There is no discomfort or even
sensation caused by the device. The device has been declared to be a "non-significant risk
device" by the FDA, and there are no known risks associated with its use.
- Diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder or Bipolar Disorder; must be currently
- May be medicated or unmedicated
- Contraindication for MRI due to metal in eyes/head
- Inability to lie flat.
- History of brain injury.
- Current drug use/abuse/dependence
- History of polysubstance use