- Experience and expertise. Mayo Clinic psychiatrists have performed TMS treatments since 2002 as a part of nationwide research on this technology. Mayo was one of the first medical facilities in the U.S. to offer this treatment for depression after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the TMS device in 2008.
- Latest research. In addition to being a leading center for TMS clinical trials to treat depression, which led to FDA approval, Mayo continues to research TMS for depression in adults and teenagers and for other uses.
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