Temerty Centre for Therapeutic Brain Intervention

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, Ontario
What the facility does

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

Areas 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.

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
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
Specialized lab Equipment 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

  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)


(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