Marcelo Berlim, MD, MSc

Marcelo Berlim

Director, Neuromodulation Research Clinic, Douglas Institute

Psychiatrist, Depressive Disorders Program, Douglas Institute

Associate 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.

Douglas Hospital Research Centre profile: Marcelo Berlim
Recent publications: Pubmed