NNDC Study Shows TMS Demonstrates Efficacy In Clinical Practice

NNDC Study Shows TMS Demonstrates Efficacy In Clinical Practice

Lindner Center of HOPE served as recruitment site, contributing to study

June 12, 2013, Mason, OH – The National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC) presented results of a multi-site, naturalistic study of rTMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) for major depressive disorder at the May meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry in San Francisco. Lindner Center of HOPE, University Cincinnati College of Medicine and Lindner Center of HOPE Chief of Psychiatry, John M. Hawkins, MD, were one of nine key contributors to the study.

The conclusion of the study stated that rTMS demonstrates efficacy in clinical practice within the NNDC, although response rates were slightly lower in comparison to a recent community-based sample.

The study, sponsored by NNDC, was an open-label ‘registry’ study for patients receiving rTMS treatment for Major Depressive Disorders at 9 participating specialized academic centers. Patients were assessed pre-treatment (baseline) and weekly, up to 4-6 weeks during treatment. Forty-three patients were enrolled.

Beyond Lindner Center of HOPE, recruitment sites included Duke University, McLean Hospital, Johns Hopkins University, Medical University of South Carolina, University of Louisville, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania and Weill Cornell Medical College.

Click here to view the poster presentation.

Lindner Center of HOPE provides excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short-term residential services for adults, intensive outpatient program for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders for adults and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.