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Study Details

Safety and Therapeutic Monitoring of Brain Stimulation in Patients with Partial Epilepsy

(IRB#: IRB_00146095)

The purpose of this research is to learn more about 10 daily sessions of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and see if it can help to reduce the frequency of seizures (the number of seizures in a given period of time) in both adults and children with refractory focal epilepsy (epilepsy that cannot be well controlled by seizure medication). The University of Utah anticipates enrolling five patients in this study.


  • All genders
  • Over 18 years old
  • Volunteers with special conditions
  •   In Person
  • Paid

Who can participate?

 Gender: All genders

  Age: Over 18 years old

  Volunteers: Volunteers with special conditions

   Location: In Person

Inclusion Criteria

  • Ages 18 years and older
  • Partial/focal epilepsy diagnosis
  • Fail at least 2 anti-seizure drugs within the last 3 years
  • 3 or more seizures within the month
  • in person at the University of Utah

Exclusion Criteria

  • Seizure types that does not fit the correct diagnosis
  • Pre-existing conditions that won't allow you to participate
  • Damage to the skin on the head
  • History of drug or alcohol abuse
  • Pregnant

Will I be paid for my time?


For more information contact:

Marissa Castillo


IRB#: IRB_00146095

PI: Amir Arain

Department: NEUROLOGY

Approval Date: 2022-11-17 07:00:00

Study Categories: Brain Health Studies

Specialties: Neurology

Last Updated: 6/8/23