Mayo Clinic's approach

Mayo Clinic's Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, one of the largest psychiatric treatment groups in the United States, is a leader in the research and use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for treatment-resistant depression.

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic experts have performed rTMS treatments since 2002 as a part of nationwide research on this device. After FDA approval in 2008, Mayo Clinic was one of the first medical facilities in the U.S. to offer rTMS treatments for depression.
  • Teamwork. When rTMS is used for depression, highly skilled specialists provide expert care, using a team approach.
  • Research. In addition to being a leading center for rTMS clinical trials to treat depression, Mayo Clinic continues to research rTMS for depression in adults and teenagers and for other uses.

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.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Clinical trials

Explore Mayo Clinic studies testing new treatments, interventions and tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage this disease.

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