Darin Dougherty, M.D.

Physician Investigator (Cl)
Psychiatry, Mass General Research Institute
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago 1993
MD Univ. of Illinois/Chicago 1993
anger; autonomic nervous system; deep brain stimulation; depressive disorder major; eating disorders; electrophysiology; gyrus cinguli; limbic system; major depressive disorder; obsessive compulsive disorder; obsessive-compulsive disorder; post-traumatic stress disorder; prefrontal cortex; psychosurgery Our focus is on neurotherapeutic interventions for severe, treatment-resistant psychiatric illnesses, particularly for post-traumatic stress disorders, eating disorders, major depressive disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.

Our research spans both mechanistic studies, clinical trials, and device-based interventions employing a variety of techniques, including neuroimaging and electrophysiology. We also provide clinical services and surgical treatments for psychiatric illness.

Our work utilizes functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), positron emission tomography (PET), electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) and deep brain stimulation (DBS) to further understanding of psychiatric illness and treatment.