Neurostimulation

Treatment and research programs:

 

 

How to schedule a visit

Patients are invited to the clinic only upon a request from their psychiatrist, which is accompanied by a detailed description of the patient‘s medical condition. After completing the rTMS series, the treatment specialist evaluates the benefits of rTMS treatment for the patient. However, patients undergoing rTMS are not taken into the permanent care of our workplace for capacity reasons.

Contact details: We kindly ask you to schedule an appointment at our clinic by phone or by email: 283 088 244, 283 088 140, ambulance@nudz.cz

 

Treatment

Clinical treatment

The neurostimulation lab offers clinical treatment by repeated transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in schizophrenic patients suffering from auditory hallucinations and in patients with a depressive episode (unipolar and bipolar depression). Our laboratory is used to treat outpatients as well as inpatients. rTMS is a medical treatment that is covered by health insurance.

Research treatment

We offer rTMS to patients with a depressive episode being treated for bipolar affective disorder. We also offer tDCS to patients with unipolar depression and schizophrenic patients with cognitive deficits; we examine the effect on cognitive deficits when combining tDCS with cognitive rehabilitation using computer cognitive training.

1. rTMS

Transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of bipolar depression

A four-week course (20 applications) of TMS is provided for patients’with bipolar disorder in a current depressive episode in whom the current treatment has been unsuccessful or insufficient. The effect of three different stimulation protocols using stimulation of different cortical regions is compared. Magnetic resonance (MRI) and an EEG examination are included. The place for rTMS is individually targeted according to individual MRI. Medication is not changed during the rTMS treatment. We kindly ask you to schedule an appointment at our clinic by email: monika.klirova@nudz.cz, tomas.novak@nudz.cz

2. tDCS
Augmentation of cognitive training with tDCS in patients with schizophrenia

The therapeutic program includes 5-day tDCS treatment (five applications) combined with cognitive training (Rehacom program) in patients with cognitive deficits who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Medication is not changed during the treatment. We kindly ask you to schedule an appointment at our clinic by email: veronika.vorackova@nudz.cz

More about Research on Stimulation methods

 



 


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