If you are suicidal or are caring for someone with suicidal thoughts-
please seek immediate help by calling 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
In May of 2019, the team of TMS Washington presented data at the Annual Clinical TMS Society Meeting. This first of a kind prospective study by a private clinic tracked 36 patients reporting of suicide thoughts prior to and during their course of TMS therapy.
The study found that 77.8% of patients (N=28) experienced reductions in suicidality. The study also found that 71% of those who responded to TMS therapy had no suicidal thoughts. Click here to see the full manuscript titled, Application of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Reducing Suicidal Ideation.
Although results strongly show TMS therapy as a credible treatment for those with suicidality, those who struggle with suicidal thoughts need immediate clinical assistance. If TMS is considered an option- the patient should be under the immediate safety of a healthcare professional.
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