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between 18 and 50
years old
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The purpose

Background: Researchers want to better understand brain processes related to fear and anxiety. They want to find out if transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a type of brain stimulation, can reduce anxiety. Objective: To see how TMS affects fear and anxiety through memory and attention tasks. Eligibility: Healthy people ages 18-50 who are right-handed Design: Participants will be screened through another protocol. Participants in the pilot study will have 1 visit. This includes: Urine tests Questionnaires about mood and thinking Shock and startle workup: Electrodes are taped to the wrists or fingers. Participants will be shocked to find out what level of shock is uncomfortable but tolerable. They will hear loud, sudden noises through headphones. TMS: A coil is held on the scalp. A magnetic field stimulates the brain. Sometimes they might receive fake TMS. This feels the same as real TMS. They will perform simple tasks. Participants in the main study will have 2 visits within 2 weeks. The first visit includes: Urine tests Questionnaires about mood and thinking MRI: Participants lie on a table that slides into a scanner. They will be in the scanner about 1 hour. A computer screen in the scanner will tell them to perform simple tasks. The second visit includes: Shock and startle workup TMS

Provided treatments

  • Drug: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulatin Sham
  • Device: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT03027414. The sponsor of the trial is National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and it is looking for 61 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
The Effect of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to the Frontoparietal Attention Network on Anxiety Potentiated Startle