Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic psychiatrists have performed repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) treatments since 2002 as a part of nationwide research on this technology. Mayo Clinic 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 rTMS device in 2008.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for psychiatry by U.S. News & World Report.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's Department of Psychiatry and Psychology.

Dec. 03, 2015
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