Clinical Research

Depersonalization Disorder (DPD)

Treatment of Depersonalization Disorder with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

This study is a research trial of an outpatient, non-medication, non-invasive investigational treatment called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). TMS applies a magnetic field to the brain for a brief period of time. TMS is a procedure that involves 30 minute-long daily sessions every weekday for a series of weeks. We are testing whether TMS can treat depersonalization disorder.

This is an open-label study. All patients will receive active treatment. DPD symptoms will be monitored through weekly self-report questionnaires as well clinical ratings with a doctor.


New York State Psychiatric InstituteNew York-PresbyterianThe Brain Stimulation & Therapeutic Modulation (BSTM) Division specializes in the use of emerging electromagnetic means of modulation brain function to study and treat psychiatric disorders. Columbia University Medical CenterDivision of Brain Stimulation & Therapeutic Modulation Home