School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Adult Psychiatry

Our primary research focus is the application of both diagnostic and therapeutic electrophysiological modalities to assessing neurophysiological deviations in psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders. The techniques utilized include Electroencephalography (EEG) incorporating advanced coherence, source localization and non-linear analyses; in addition, Evoked Potentials (EPs), Magnetoencephalography (MEG; in conjunction with Henry Ford hospital), and eye-movement tracking. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is used both for clinical treatment trials as well as for studies of cortical excitability/inhibition aberrations in psychiatric population. The Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory (CEL) is one of six collaborating universities involved in the Bipolar & Schizophrenia Network on Intermediate Phenotypes (B-SNIP) aiming at defining the biological markers of these disorders. The CEL offers numerous educational and research opportunities in the clinical and basic applications of electrophysiological techniques in Psychiatry.