TMS Strategies in Clinical Care: Recent Advances in Noninvasive Brain Stimulation for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (RP2010A-061720)

June 17, 2020

The course will present the latest information in the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for the treatment of psychiatric conditions. It will seek to explain how and why TMS works was a treatment for mood disorders. The program will conclude with practical takeaways for psychiatric practitioners utilizing TMS as a treatment for patients, including practical considerations for special populations. 

Major depressive disorder is a serious, debilitating illness that affects individuals of all ages and backgrounds, including children and adolescents. In fact, the majority of lifetime mood disorders onset during the adolescent years. While several efficacious treatments have been developed, many suffering from depression fail to reach full remission and experience lifelong challenges due to the chronic and episodic nature of the disease. One novel treatment that has gained recent popularity is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a form of neurostimulation. This event will provide insight on how neurostimulation can help children and adolescents achieve remission. Noninvasive brain stimulation techniques have a potentially broader clinical application than invasive techniques.Yet there is a need for more familiarity and in-depth understanding among practitioners of how and when to utilize TMS.

Target Audience

This course is designated for general practitioners, psychiatrists, and mental health professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe best practices for treating child and adolescent depression using noninvasive brain stimulation
  • Recognize the effect that magnetic stimulation has on the network and how TMS works with various networks
  • Assess adolescent patient criteria for candidacy for best response versus less robust response
  • Examine the benefits of remission for depression treatment using TMS therapy
  • Develop a plan to incorporate TMS with child and adolescent patients’ ongoing care


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/17/2020 - 6:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
06/17/2020 - 7:00pm CDT

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center certifies that non-physicians will receive an attendance certificate stating that they participated in an activity that was designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 Attendance


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