TMS During Pregnancy. New Information.

Posted by Robert A. Sammons, Jr., M.D., Ph.D. on Dec 7, 2018 4:17:07 PM

One of this week’s reading assignments for our resident doing a clinical TMS rotation through our Spokane clinic was an article published earlier this year by Dr. Debra Kim.  Coincidentally, Dr. Kim gave our Clinical TMS Society grand rounds tonight on treating pregnant women with TMS.  In 2010, Dr. Kim published one of the first articles using TMS with pregnant women.  She stated that many women with depression did not want to take medicine while pregnant.  She described an open label study where 10 women were treated with right sided 1 Hz stimulation for 20 sessions with 300 pulses per treatment.  She reported a 70% response rate with a 50% reduction in HAM-D scale.  Mothers and babies were fine.

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Topics: TMS Treatment During Pregnanccy