Psychiatric brain stimulation

Our aim is to increase our understanding of the biology of severe mental illness and the treatment effect and mechanisms of neuromodulatory interventions.

In our clinical studies we investigate effect and mechanisms of different brain stimulation treatments for severe mental illness such as depression and schizophrenia: Electroconvulsive treatment (ECT) and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). The assessments covers cognitive function, brain imaging with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) as well as different neurophysiology assessments of cortical excitability, frontal lobe oxygenation (fNIRS), electroencephalography (EEG), autonomic nervous system regulation (heart rate variability, skin conductance) and peripheral hormonal levels and inflammatory markers.

Group members:

Robert Bodén Head of the research project
Johan Bengtsson
Eric Clapham
Janet Cunningham
Martin Cernvall
Neda Kaboodvand
Jonas Persson
Linda Steinholtz
Sara Sylvén
Elin Thörnblom

New professor

On Friday November 18 2022, Robert Bodén was installed as a professor at Uppsala University. Watch Robert's installation lecture.

Robert Boden

Professor at Department of Medical Sciences, Psychiatry

Last modified: 2022-11-25