Beyond Depression: Use of TMS for the Treatment of Pain, Tinnitus, and Other Neuropsychiatric Illnesses

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST Friday, January 15

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is indicated for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The technique also can be beneficial for the off-label treatment of other conditions including chronic pain, tinnitus, and addictions, among other neuropsychiatric illnesses. This session will review the technique of rTMS treatment, possible mechanisms of action, and applications of TMS to conditions beyond MDD and OCD.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the technique and mechanism of action (MOA) of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS).
  • Discuss the current indications for rTMS therapy.
  • Describe the benefits of rTMS therapy for the treatment of chronic pain and addictions.
  • Identify the benefits of rTMS therapy for the treatment of tinnitus.


Andrew F. Leuchter, MD

Technique and Mechanisms of rTMS Therapy

Andrew F. Leuchter, MD

Indications for rTMS for Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Illness

Noah S. Philip, MD

Use of rTMS for the Treatment of Pain and Addictions

Colleen A. Hanlon, PhD

Use of rTMS for the Treatment of Tinnitus

Berthold Langguth, MD

Faculty and Presentations subject to change.