TMS Videos and Resources
Dr. Jonathan Downar presents an update on recent progress in using rTMS to treat depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, and eating disorders at the Toronto Western Hospital site of UHN. New techniques allow significantly faster, less costly, and more effective treatment for a much larger volume of patients. Recent brain-imaging research also sheds light on the mechanisms by which rTMS treats psychiatric illness, and may lead to an MRI-based test for predicting treatment outcome in individual patients.
John has battled depression since his college days. While medications provided some help, the side effects were unbearable. That’s when he discovered a high-tech treatment for depression and the renowned center at BIDMC where the studies of the technology first began. Watch John’s story and learn more about TMS Therapy.
This presentation by Tracy Barbour, MD, was part of the patient education program “Outside the Box in Psychosis Treatment: Towards Stage-based and Symptom-targeted Interventions” featuring specialists from Mass General’s Schizophrenia Program. The Department of Psychiatry provides free educational programs for patients and families facing a variety of mental health challenges. Learn more about these programs: http://www.massgeneral.org/psychiatry