The Psychiatry department at Washington University School of Medicine has a renowned history of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) research. We were one of multiple national sites involved in the clinical trial that led to the FDA approval of TMS for the treatment of depression (O’Reardon JP et al. Biol Psychiatry 2007).
At Washington University, we have also investigated the use of TMS to treat postpartum depression and to treat tinnitus (ringing in the ears).
TMS research at Washington University:
- Cristancho P, Wilson MB, Kallogjeri D, Nicklaus J, Cornell M, Piccirillo JF. rTMS bimodal treatment for patients with subjective idiopathic tinnitus: A pilot study of high dose stimulation. Brain Stimul 2014;7(3):489- 91.
- Garcia KS, Flynn P, Pierce KJ, Caudle M. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation treats postpartum depression. Brain Stimul. 2010 Jan;3(1):36-41.
- Isenberg K, Downs D, Pierce K, Svarakic D, Garcia K, Jarvis M, North C, Kormos TC. Low frequency rTMS stimulation of the right frontal cortex is as effective as high frequency rTMS stimulation of the left frontal cortex for antidepressant-free, treatment-resistant depressed patients. Ann Clin Psychiatry. 2005 Jul-Sep;17(3):153-9.
- Piccirillo JF, Kallogjeri D, Nicklaus J, Wineland A, Spitznagel EL Jr, Vlassenko AG, Benzinger T, Mathews J, Garcia KS. Low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation to the temporoparietal junction for tinnitus: four-week stimulation trial. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Apr;139(4):388-95.
- Piccirillo JF, Garcia KS, Nicklaus J, Pierce K, Burton H, Vlassenko AG, Mintun M, Duddy D, Kallogjeri D, Spitznagel EL Jr. Low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation to the temporoparietal junction for tinnitus.Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Mar;137(3):221-8.