Temerty Centre for Therapeutic Brain Intervention

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, Ontario
Area(s) of Expertise

The Temerty Centre is home to one of the world’s most talented concentrations of clinicians and researchers working to develop and perfect non-invasive brain-stimulation treatments for people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other disorders of the brain and mind. Here, next-generation techniques are producing physiological changes in the brains of people with serious and persistent mental illness, effectively relieving symptoms with significantly fewer side effects.

What the facility does

Clinical research program looking at novel brain-stimulation treatments in treatment-resistant disorders.

Research Services

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), TMS-Electroencephalography (TMS-EEG), Electromyography (EMG), Co-Registration, Magnetic Seizure Therapy (MST), Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS), Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (TDCS), Cognitive Testing

Sectors of Application
  • Education
  • Health care and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment

Name of specialized lab

Name of equipment

Description of function

Temerty Centre for Therapeutic Brain Intervention (TCTBI)

 MagPro X100

Magnetic seizure therapy machine

 

 

Medtronic MagPro

Transcranial magnetic stimulation device

 

Twin Coils, B70 Cool Coils

For above-mentioned devices

 

Visor XT 3-D Neuronavigation System

Brain navigation

 

SynAmps EEG amplifier

Amplifier system

 

BiStim2

TMS machine

 

Intronix model 2024F Electrophysiological Amplifier

System with Signal Conditioning

Amplifier

 

Digitimer DS7A

Peripheral nerve stimulator

 

SynAmps2 Quik-Cap Sintered Ag/AgCl, 64 Ch

EEG caps

 

Stim Audio Sys Model 1140

Brain sound amplifier

  Brainsight Navigator for TMS Neuronavigation 

 

  • Brainsway Inc.
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Title

URL

CTV News: Canadian researchers study alternative therapy for hard-to-treat depression (November 2012)

http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/canadian-researchers-study-alternative-therapy-for-hard-to-treat-depre…

(page has CTV videos)

Psychiatric News: rTMS appears to counter schizophrenia memory deficits (March 2013)

http://alert.psychiatricnews.org/2013/03/rtms-appears-to-counter-schizophrenia.html

CAMH news release: Landmark $7.4 million gift pioneers breakthrough brain-stimulation treatments for mental illness

http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/about_camh/newsroom/news_releases_media_advisories_and_backgrounders/current_year/Pages/Landmark-$7-4-million-gift-pioneers-breakthrough-brain-stimulation-treatments-for-mental-illness.aspx

CAMH video: Breakthrough brain-stimulation treatments for mental illness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=assIbdT_1vk

CAMH video: Brain stimulation: discovering new treatment for severe depression

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGl0_F31BXM