Brain Stimulation for Psychiatric Illness: ECT and TMS

Dr. Irving Reti, Director of the Johns Hopkins Brain Stimulation Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences explains the treatment modalities available – electroconvulsive therapy and transcranial magnetic stimulation - the characteristics of each, how to minimize side-effects and manage a patient’s medication. He also discusses new uses for the treatment beyond the relief of severe depression as well as his recent research probing why ECT works.

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Irving Reti, MBBS, MD

Irving Reti, MBBS, MD

Founded The Brain Stimulation Program at Johns Hopkins in 2008 which has an active preclinical and clinical research program as well as offering specialty consultation and treatment with brain stimulation treatment modalities.