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TMS in ASD for Sensory Over-Responsiveness

September 2, 2022 - September 2, 2023

SOR is highly prevalent in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), causing discomfort and stress, impacting daily life.

What are the goals of the study?

The goal of the study is to see what effects transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has on neurobiological mechanisms underlying sensory over-responsiveness (SOR) in individuals with autism.

What will happen during the visit or online?

Participants will undergo MRI and TMS as well as answer online questionnaires.

How will this help families?

To date there a few treatments for SOR and TMS could be a treatment that ends up dramatically improving the quality of life of ASD individuals and their families.

Eligibility Criteria

Ages 18 – 25, individuals with ASD and observed sensory over-responsiveness (SOR)

Contact Information

Akila Kadambi – akadambi@mednet.ucla.edu

Research Study Website
UCLA Autism Center for Research and Treatment

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