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Adult Psychiatry & Psychology

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) for Depression at UH Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals offers repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), a non-invasive method of brain stimulation that uses electromagnetic induction to treat symptoms of depression.

Patients who have major depression and fail at least one adequate antidepressant treatment may benefit from rTMS. During rTMS treatment, an electromagnetic coil is placed against the patient’s scalp. The electromagnet delivers a pulse that stimulates nerve cells in the region of the brain involved in mood control and depression. This magnetic pulse can activate regions of the brain that have decreased activity in depression, which can ease depression symptoms and improve mood.

How to Schedule rTMS

Patients who are interested in rTMS may ask their health provider to send a referral with a brief treatment history of depression to the Mood Disorders Program at UH. After receiving the referral, an assessment for rTMS treatment will be scheduled.

Fax number: 216-844-2877
Email: Keming.Gao@UHhospitals.org, Heather.John@UHhospitals.org, or Earlena.O’Veal@UHhospitals.org.

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation service is available at:

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
W. O. Walker Building, 12th Floor
10524 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106

If you have any questions, please email us or call 216-844-2400.