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Brain Stimulation Elective at Seattle Neuropsychiatric Treatment Center (NTC)
Senior residents will administer ECT with the attending physician one morning per week. They will have hands on experience in how to run an ECT clinic, procedural set-up, evidence-based procedural technique and managing side effects related to ECT.
Residents will have the opportunity to learn about TMS and be involved in the hands-on administration of TMS. They will learn how to determine treatment location and dosing for both standard TMS and deep TMS. They will learn how to manage side effects related to TMS. They will be exposed not only to TMS for depression, but also to TMS for experimental indications through our clinical research trials.
Residents may be involved in the care of patients being worked-up for DBS for OCD as cases are available. Residents may meet with patients already with VNS or DBS devices and see how these devices are programmed for maintenance care.
Brain Stimulation Consultation and Treatment Planning:
Residents will participate in outpatient brain stimulation consultation. The resident will gather basic information over one hour, present the information to the attending, formulate brain stimulation treatment options, and finish out the case with the attending and patient. Each patient will be educated on the variety of brain stimulation techniques and what they are candidates for. This will provide a unique and invaluable experience of how to manage Treatment Resistant Depression. This experience will prove invaluable for knowing how to administer ECT and TMS or who to refer for brain stimulation therapies. Additionally, the resident will learn about a variety of combined and novel pharmacotherapies, evidence-based and emerging, that they will be able to us in practice with treatment resistant depression.
Residents will also see patients undergoing clinical TMS or ECT for follow-up appointments to learn why, when and how changes are made to standing treatment plans, including, but not limited to, making procedural changes, making medication adjustments, moving to continuation or maintenance treatment or stopping treatment.
Didactics and Additional Teaching/Supervision:
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