Trial ID or NCT#

NCT02969707

Status

not recruiting iconNOT RECRUITING

Purpose

The investigators plan to use functional neuroimaging (fMRI) to understand the brain systems affected when hypnosis and hypnotic analgesia are augmented with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), a form of non-invasive brain stimulation to 100 people with fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition. The investigators will measure the effect of rTMS-augmentation on the brain networks underlying hypnotizability, as well as the effect of rTMS-augmentation on hypnotic analgesia networks. The investigators hope to demonstrate that a combination of these psychological and neuromodulatory treatments will be more effective than hypnosis alone, thereby enhancing the depth of hypnosis, range of hypnosis and the efficacy of hypnotic analgesia and hopefully creating a new treatment modality for individuals suffering from pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia pain.

Official Title

Use of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to Augment Hypnotic Analgesia

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years to 70 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No

Investigator(s)

Nolan Williams
Nolan Williams
Deep brain stimulation specialist, Neuroimaging specialist, Psychiatrist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (General Psychiatry and Psychology)

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CONTACT

Katy Stimpson, BS
(650) 736-2233