ECT and TMS: A Psychiatrist’s Guide to Helping Patients Through Neuromodulation

Presented by:
Dr. Kevin Putinta, MD
Neuromodulation Fellow
Department of Psychiatry

University of Florida


Faculty Disclosure:

Dr Putinta has disclosed that he has no relevant financial relationships. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following website: All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Release Date: July 21, 2022
Expiration Date:  July 20, 2025

Target Audience: All physicians

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic tenets of treatment with ECT and TMS.
  2. Identify the rationale behind different ECT treatment locations and how to determine the correct placement for your patient.
  3. Distinguish the current FDA indications for ECT and TMS, as well as off-label uses.
  4. Describe one proposed algorithm to help patients with severe depression choose between ECT and TMS.

Requirements for successful completion: Certificates are awarded upon successful completion (80% proficiency) of the post-test.

Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Resource(s) for further study:

  2. Bermudes, RA, Lanocha KI, & Janicak PG. (2018). Transcranial magnetic stimulation clinical applications for psychiatric practice. American Psychiatric Association Publishing.

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