Dr. Stephanie Ameis - 2016 to 2018
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

"rTMS for Executive Function Deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorder"

This rigorous study will evaluate whether repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) treatment can improve deficit in executive functions in older adolescents and young adults (ages 16 to 25) with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), by comparing performance before and after treatment. Participants in our study will also undergo non-invasive brain scanning before and immediately after our four-week rTMS trial to see if their brain structure in particular regions, which are important for executive function abilities, has changed with treatment. This information will help us to understand how rTMS treatment works to improve executive function abilities in people with ASD and could signal a new treatment to improve everyday functioning.