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Brain StimulationLong-standing and evolving technologies continue to provide safe, effective treatment for many psychiatric illnesses Brain Stimlulation
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

    Long known for its effectiveness, especially in the treatment of medication-resistant depression, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is one of the most applied and tested treatment methods for many psychiatric illnesses.

  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

    repetitive TMS (rTMS) has been shown to be a safe and well-tolerated procedure that can be an effective treatment for patients with depression who have not benefitted from antidepressant medications or cannot tolerate antidepressant medications due to side-effects.

  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

    Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an emerging treatment option that is showing promise in clinical trials for mood and cognitive disorders such as major depression and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about currently FDA approved conditions.


Brain Stimulation Research

The field of brain stimulation continues to evolve as technology improves and as we learn more about brain function and how these treatment methods affect it. Our research program includes clinical trials utilizing ECT and TMS as well as laboratory investigations into how they work and how they can be improved.

#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Electroconvulsive Therapy – Irving Michael Reti, M.B.B.S., M.D.



The Brain Stimulation Program
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 N. Wolfe Street
Meyer 7-120
Baltimore, MD 21287


Contact Us

For outpatient rTMS or ECT questions

Michael Tibbs, Program Coordinator
Phone: 410-614-1732
Fax: 410-614-8128

For inpatient ECT admission

Mary Mesick, Admissions Coordinator
Phone: 410-502-5467
Fax: 410-955-6155

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