Research Expertise

Research Expertise

TMS offers an active area of research. TMS research has been explored as a possible treatment for psychiatric disorders other than depression, including treatment resistant auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder and PTSD.

At Washington University, the Psychiatry department was one of multiple national sites involved in the clinical trial that led to the FDA approval of TMS for the treatment of depression (see article below). Washington University has also investigated the use of TMS to treat postpartum depression demonstrating efficacy in a small sample (see article below). Likewise, the ENT Department has used TMS applied to the temporoparietal, as well as left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex to treat tinnitus.

 TMS treats postpartum depression

 Efficacy and safety of TMS in depression