BATAIL Jean-Marie

I am a psychiatrist specializing in brain stimulation and psychopharmacology at the Guillaume Régnier Hospital Center. I completed my entire academic career (medical thesis in psychiatry and university in neurosciences) at the University of Rennes 1 (faculty of medicine and Vie Agro Santé doctoral school). I did a two-year postdoctoral mobility in the Brain Stimulation Lab at Stanford University (Director: Dr Nolan Williams) where I worked on clinical studies testing transcranial magnetic stimulation techniques neuroguided by functional imaging rest. I currently lead a unit specializing in treatment-resistant neuropsychiatric disorders (mainly depression, Parkinson's disease with psychiatric comorbidities and obsessive-compulsive disorder). In this unit, I use and coordinate neuromodulation techniques such as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, electroconvulsive therapy and deep brain stimulation. On the research side of my activity, in addition to my research centered on the development of innovative techniques of transcranial magnetic stimulation, my work is interested in studying the biomarkers of poor prognosis of depressive disorder using clinical / neuropsychological assessments /brain imaging. In addition, I am conducting research on neurofeedback applied to depression. Apart from being involved in the national coordination of this theme for psychiatric diseases (Neurofeedback section of the French Association of Biological Psychiatry and Neuropsychopharmacology, I participated actively developing a new generation of brain-computer interface therapies based on bimodal EEG-fMRI neurofeedback. In this project, I led clinical research applying this new technology to depression. I am very interested in the work on biomarkers of neuropsychiatric disorders and the development of personalized targeting neuromodulation techniques.

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