Torres F, Villalon E, Poblete P, Moraga-Amaro R, Linsambarth S, Riquelme R, Zangen A. and Stehberg J. Retrospective Evaluation of Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as Add-On Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease. Front Neurol. 2015; 6: 210.
The study examined the effectiveness of Brainsway® Deep TMS as an add-on treatment for Parkinson’s patients who are regularly treated with medication but show insufficient response to the standard medications. The study included 45 Parkinson’s patients, who underwent 14 sessions of Brainsway Deep TMS treatment over three weeks. Each treatment session included low-frequency stimulation (1 Hz) of the motor cortex (M1) for 15 minutes, immediately followed by high-frequency stimulation (10 Hz) of the lateral prefrontal cortex for an additional 15 minutes.
The researchers’ conclusion is that the Deep TMS system with the unique coil that was developed for Parkinson’s disease is safe and effective for use as an add-on treatment for Parkinson’s patients. Additionally, the researchers concluded that Deep TMS can affect a wider range of symptoms than those previously reported in professional literature regarding the impact of treatment, based on standard TMS coils that generate only superficial stimulation (manufactured by a competing provider).