Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Clinical Applications for Psychiatric Practice
Publisher: Amer Psychiatric Pub Inc
ISBN 10: 1615371052
ISBN 13: 978-1615371051
Edited by clinicians who were involved with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) from the beginning, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Clinical Applications for Psychiatric Practice offers everything the mental health practitioner needs to know about this innovative and well-established treatment. It is increasingly clear that different combinations of biological, neurobehavioral, and symptomatic factors contribute to the problem of "treatment resistance" in psychiatric disorders. Fortunately, a number of neuromodulation approaches, including TMS, are providing more options for clinicians to combat psychiatric problems. However, guidance about how to identify patients who are good candidates for TMS and how to comanage them during treatment is scarce because instruction on this modality has yet to be integrated into most psychiatry residencies. Thus, this text fills a great need, providing clinicians with an evidence-based foundation for the efficacy and safety of TMS.
Despite the rapid growth of this innovative option, many practitioners are unclear about how best to utilize TMS. The book addresses these clinical concerns systematically and thoroughly:
? Clinical vignettes illustrate how to identify appropriate patients for referral to a TMS clinician.? Discussions of treatment resistance, psychiatric and medical comorbidities, and preparation of the patient for TMS are included.? Because TMS is likely to be used concurrently with other treatments, the book explains how to best integrate this modality with psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and other forms of neuromodulation to improve outcomes.? In-depth coverage is provided on how to coordinate efforts between the primary treatment and TMS teams to assure the best outcomes during acute, continuation, and maintenance treatment.? Chapters provide a review of topic-specific literature, as well as clinical vignettes that highlight how to integrate TMS into patient care. ? Key clinical points summarize the optimal clinical application of TMS for the general mental health provider.? The evolving nature of TMS research, such as the ongoing development of this and related technologies, as well as its expanding use as a potential treatment for other clinical neuropsychiatric conditions, is also addressed.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Clinical Applications for Psychiatric Practice guides the general psychiatrist and mental health clinician on how to integrate this treatment modality into their practice by presenting an update on the current clinical role of TMS and a road map to its potential future.
The study of brain networks to understand neurological and psychiatric disorders is going on at a rapid pace. The non-invasive brain stimulation rTMS has been first of its kind now available for our therapeutic armamentarium. This book, with all up to date data reviewed, provides a better understanding on how brain stimulation works and attempts to help improve therapy by identifying the best areas and networks to stimulate in the brain. --Murali Rao, M.D., FAPM, DLFAPA, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Clinical Applications for Psychiatric Practice will surely be an important resource for mental health clinicians to understand the standard of care for delivery of TMS therapy and/or implement it in their clinical practice. The essentials of TMS therapy - including basic physiologic principles, evidence for efficacy treating depression, selection of stimulation parameters, and biological mechanism of action - are all clearly and concisely described in a fashion that clinicians will find accessible. The book also includes a number of valuable tables and figures which effectively distill key research findings relevant to TMS therapy in modern psychiatric practice settings. --Linda Carpenter, M.D., Butler Hospital TMS Clinic Director and Professor, Brown Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
From the Inside Flap
Designed for the general psychiatrist and mental health specialist, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Clinical Applications for Psychiatric Practice offers the most up-to-date information for referring and comanaging patients who are candidates for transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). This information is difficult to find because the majority of psychiatric residency programs do not offer any curriculum on TMS therapy and continuing education conferences are limited. TMS is a specific form of neuromodulation cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2008 for the treatment of adult patients with major depression who have not responded to antidepressant medications. Since then, TMS has expanded rapidly into the clinical arena and now constitutes an established treatment modality with broad insurance coverage, expanded patient access, and potential utilization for other neuropsychiatric disorders.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Clinical Applications for Psychiatric Practice is a practical reference for the management of depressed patients who are candidates for TMS and an invaluable resource for clinicians seeking knowledge about the most important development in the treatment of depression in the last decade.
About the Author
Richard A. Bermudes, M.D., is the Chief Medical Officer at TMS Health Solutions and is an Assistant Clinical Professor-Volunteer in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco in San Francisco, California.
Karl I. Lanocha, M.D., is the Director of Education at TMS Health Solutions inSan Francisco, California.
Philip G. Janicak, M.D., is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and Director of the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Center at Edward/Elmhurst Healthcare inNaperville, Illinois.