Our APS March Meeting abstract titled “Daily prefrontal closed-loop repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) produces a progressive entrainment-dependent clinical response in depressed adults" has been selected for inclusion in the American Physical Society's outreach to the press.
The summary to Journalists:
"The psychiatric field needs new ways to tackle treatment-resistant major depressive disorder (MDD), which does not respond to existing drug therapy or psychotherapy. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has shown some potential as a treatment for this persistent type of MDD. During this poster session, Xiaoxiao Sun and colleagues connect findings from their six week long rTMS clinical study — which used an electroencephalography (EEG)-triggered phase-locking rTMS delivery system and was active from 2018 to 2022 — to newer data regarding neuroplastic changes in participants’ brainwaves. Their novel results indicate that EEG-informed rTMS neural stimulation can lead to brainwave synchronization, or entrainment. Since patients with better entrainment had greater treatment improvement, the presenters say their work spotlights the potential for EEG-informed rTMS therapy in cases of resistant MDD."
Link to Abstract