Neurostimulation

Treatment and research programs:

 

 

How to schedule a visit

Patients are invited to the clinic only upon a request of their psychiatrist, which is accompanied by a detailed description of patients’ medical report. After completing the rTMS series, the treatment specialist evaluates the benefits of rTMS treatment for the patient. However, patients undergoing rTMS are not being taken into the permanent care of our workplace for capacity reasons. Contact details We kindly ask to schedule an appointment at our clinic by phone or by email: 283 088 244, 283 088 140, ambulance@nudz.cz

 

Treatment

Clinical treatment

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 ambulatory patients 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 treated for bipolar affective disorder. We also offer tDCS to patients with unipolar depression and schizophrenic patients with cognitive deficits, where 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

Four-week (20 applications) of TMS is monitoring in patients with bipolar disorder in a current depressive episode, where the current treatment has been unsuccessful or insufficient. The effect of three different stimulation protocols using a stimulation of different cortical region is compared. Magnetic resonance (MRI) and EEG examination are included in the study. The place for rTMS is individually targeted according to individual MRI. Medication is not changed during the study. We kindly ask 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 (5 applications) in patients with cognitive deficits in diagnosed schizophrenia combined with cognitive training (Rehacom program). Medication is not changed during the study. We kindly ask to schedule an appointment at our clinic by email: veronika.vorackova@nudz.cz

More about Research on Stimulation methods

 



 


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