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Testing of Medical Devices for Use in Psychiatric Disorders

The DBRP has a long-standing interest, and special expertise, in the evaluation of medical devices for the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders. We were one of the first groups to conduct research on the effect of light for treating Seasonal Affective Disorder, and have pioneered the use of Actigraphy for neuropsychiatric assessments.

Companies we have worked with on various projects

We are happy to work with companies, small and large, to plan and conduct studies to evaluate new devices. We have conducted trials in children, adolescents and adults with depression, ADHD, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder and Anxiety Disorders. We also have considerable experience with functional MRI neuroimaging (particiularly voxel-based relaxometry and functional connectivity analysis), which could be used to visually demonstrate effects of new technologies on brain function.

Please contact Dr. Teicher (martin_teicher@hms.harvard.edu) with questions.

03.2013