Clinical Research

Transcranial Laser Therapy for Depression

Have you been feeling sad, blue, or down in the dumps?

Have you lost interest in the things you used to enjoy?

Are you looking for help?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in a research study using Transcranial LED Therapy (TLT) to treat depression that is being conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital. TLT involves a non-invasive and invisible beam of light that increases energy metabolism in the brain, and some of this increased brain activity may help people with depression. This treatment is not the same as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

All TLT sessions will take place at the Depression Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. We can validate your parking ticket if you park in a hospital garage, and compensation up to $200 is available for completion of the study.

If you are between 18 and 65 years old and would like more information, please contact Sam at 617-724-3222.