Are you a daily smoker intending to quit? The Nicotine Dependence Clinic invites individuals who wish to quit smoking to participate in a research study involving non-invasive brain stimulation and varenicline (Champix). Trans-cranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) involves application of very low level electric stimulation (less than a flashlight) to the scalp. The present study will assess whether tDCS can further improve the effectiveness of varenicline treatment for smokers who want to quit.
More information may be found at: http://camhstudies.ca/cgi-bin/findCAMHstudy_study.php?d=232
Intending to quit smoking
Not taking any drugs or medications that could interact with the treatment
Not pregnant, trying to conceive, or breastfeeding
Able to attend 10 consecutive weekday (M-F) sessions (~1 hour each) and 5 booster sessions (~1 hour each)
Able to attend three fMRI Brain Scan sessions (~1 hour each)
Health and Wellness
1 hour(s) - 3 hour(s) per session
consists of 17 clinical visits and 3 fMRI visits
$ Cash compensation
This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!