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TMS treatment for depression

Depression is a common disease that affects up to 20% of all people at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, in a third of patients, the disease does not respond adequately to treatment with medication and psychotherapy. For this reason, the development of brain-stimulatory treatment methods for depression has been decisively advanced in recent years.

Among these treatment methods, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is particularly gentle and gentle, as it neither induces a seizure nor requires anesthesia. The TMS has been used successfully in several therapy studies around the world.

In TMS, the brain areas below are stimulated by means of a magnetic coil held against the head, which stimulates the energy metabolism of the nerve cells and has an antidepressant effect. In this way, TMS enables pain-free, gentle and gentle treatment of depression. In order to be able to develop their effect, a treatment session of approx. One hour per day is necessary over a period of three weeks. Medicinal and psychotherapeutic treatment taking place at the same time is not adversely affected by additional TMS therapy.

A special feature of the TMS therapy in our clinic is the use of the most modern neuronavigation. In order to be able to localize the brain area to be stimulated as precisely as possible, a tomography of the head (magnetic resonance tomography, MRT) is made before the first TMS session. Based on this recording, a digital model of the brain is created so that individual differences in brain anatomy are taken into account when aligning the magnetic coil. Such a neuronavigated TMS therapy is only offered in a few centers and has the potential that an antidepressant effect not only occurs more quickly, but also has a more lasting effect. This potential is currently being tested in several clinical studies funded by the Ministry for Innovation, Science, Research and Technology (MIWFT) of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the University of Bonn.

If you are interested in participating in the study and would like to register for a consultation, please contact the TMS team at our clinic:

Mag. Clemens Mielacher
Tel .: +49 (0) 228 287-11519
E-mail: [email protected]

Maximilian Kiebs M. Sc., M. Sc.
Tel .: +49 (0) 228 287-19710
E-mail: [email protected]

Margaretha Klein
E-mail: [email protected]