Marcelo Berlim, MD, MSc

Director, Neuromodulation Research Clinic, Douglas Research Centre

Psychiatrist, Depressive Disorders Program, Douglas Mental Health University Institute

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University


Treatment-resistant depression, suicidality, neuromodulation, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)


Marcelo T. Berlim, MD, MSc, received his medical and psychiatric training and earned his master’s degree in Brazil. He then enrolled in a two-year clinical and research fellowship in depressive disorders at the Douglas Institute and McGill University.

Marcelo Berlim is mainly interested in the study and treatment of depressive disorders with state-of-the-art neuromodulation or brain stimulation techniques, including repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation [rTMS] and transcranial direct current stimulation [tDCS].

He also uses neuromodulation approaches in combination with neuropsychological evaluations to study well-known predisposing factors for suicidal behaviour, namely decision-making deficits and heightened impulsivity.