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  • Ongoing Studies

  • The Rhode Island Hospital Division of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology links multidisciplinary research in clinical neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, neurophysiology, genetics and neuroimaging. The translational research is designed to be clinically relevant and patient focused, providing a window to better understanding the brain/behavior relationship.

    • Treatment Trial for Patients with Nonepileptic Seizures
      This is an open clinical trial for patients diagnosed with nonepileptic seizures (NES) by video EEG. It is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of medication or cognitive behavioral therapy in the treatment of patients with NES.
    • Family Functioning and Quality of Life in Patients with Epilepsy
      Patients and their families are currently participating in this year-long study that looks at the relationships between family functioning, quality of life, and symptoms of epilepsy. The information that we collect from this study will help us better understand how symptoms of epilepsy affect family life. This information will help us to provide better treatment for patients and their families.
    • Biomarkers for Nonepileptic Seizures
      This ongoing study examining biological markers for patients who experience nonepileptic seizures (NES); this study is one part of a program to develop better diagnostic tools for patients with NES.
    • Cognitive Function and Depression in Epilepsy
      Many patients with epilepsy experience depression. The relationship between epilepsy and depression is unclear. The goal of the study is to better understand if certain aspects of cognitive functioning (i.e., executive dysfunction) may place an individual at greater risk for depression. Results may lead to better identification of individuals at risk for depression and inform future treatments for depression in patients with epilepsy.

    For more information on ongoing studies, please call 401-444-9979.