Studies Show rTMS Can Effectively Treat Autism Spectrum Disorder
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is the therapy we use as part of our MeRT treatment. This noninvasive brain stimulation therapy uses a magnetic coil to deliver short, repetitive pulses of magnetic energy to the brain.
Many studies have investigated the potential of rTMS to treat ASD. rTMS has positive results in reducing symptoms such as social withdrawal, repetitive behaviors, and communication difficulties.
Here, we provide an overview of some of these studies. To learn more about MeRT for Autism treatment, please visit our page on the subject.
Studies and Reports on rTMS for Autism Treatment
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
A thorough review conducted in 2022 delved into 11 studies exploring the use of rTMS for treating autism. rTMS shows potential for improving social communication and reducing repetitive behaviors in ASD.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Neuropathological Underpinnings and Clinical Correlations
13 clinical trials on rTMS for ASD treatment are summarized in this 2020 review. The authors’ conclusion is that rTMS is both safe and effective in improving several ASD symptoms.
Improved Autism Behaviors After Non-invasive Cerebral Trans-Magnetic Stimulation Using Customized Frequency Modulation
TMS and autism were the focus of this 2014 report that shared its findings. Taste, smell, touch, fear, nervousness, and verbal communication improved significantly in the study.
This 2016 report reviewed the effectiveness of MeRT as a therapy for children with ASD. MeRT is considered a promising alternative with minimal negative effects, according to their findings.
According to this 2019 study, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation could enhance brain activity and behavior in children with ASD.
Non-invasive EEG-EKG Guided Trans-Magnetic Stimulation at Natural Resonance Frequency in Children with Autism
This abstract details a pilot study that used EEG/EKG-guided TMS on ASD patients. Significant clinical improvement was seen in patients, with a decrease in ASD symptoms.
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