Neurostimulation & Neuromodulation

Neurostimulation therapies target the brain and spinal cord to deliver pain relief or restore function. Transcranial magnetic stimulation is one form of neurostimulation, including low and high frequency focused ultrasound.

Neuromodulation includes types of neurostimulation but can also take place using medication works by delivering an antispastic or pain relief agent directly to a target site through a catheter and pump, minimizing the dose needed and potential side effects.


Neuromodulation can work as a treatment for mental illness, including treatment for major depression, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Research Highlights


Non-Invasive Neurostimulation Network (N3)

The Non-invasive Neurostimulation Network (N3) research program is centered on the use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation technology.


A Brain Stimulation Treatment for OCD

A study using non-invasive brain stimulation for OCD will test whether pairing stimulation with a medication enhances the treatment.


UCalgary research leads to life-changing improvement for depression

Deep brain stimulation study targets people with treatment-resistant depression.

Participate in Research

To participate in research in mental health using neurostimulation and neuromodulation, please visit the Participate in Research page and search using appropriate keywords.