Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)


    Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a form of brain stimulation, which uses magnetic pulses instead of electricity to stimulate area of the brain. TMS has been studied as a possible therapy for depression.

    Our doctors


    Keisha Powell, MD

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry
    319 E Madison St 3rd Floor Springfield, IL 62702

    Santosh Shrestha, MD

    Director, Psychiatry Residency Program Psychiatry
    319 E Madison St 3rd Floor Springfield, IL 62702

    Kari Wolf, MD

    Clinical Psychiatrist Psychiatry
    319 E Madison St 3rd Floor Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough technology

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.

    Clinical Trials


    RECOVER: A Prospective, Multi-center, Randomized Controlled Blinded Trial Demonstrating the Safety and Effectiveness of VNS Therapy System as Adjunctive Therapy Versus a No-Stimulation Control in Subjects with Treatment-Resistant Depression

    Active recruiting

    The RECOVER study is a nationwide clinical trial that has been approved by Medicare to provide additional evidence for the benefits of Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Therapy.  Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy is an FDA-approved device for treating patients with TRD (Treatment Resistant Depression). It is implanted in the left chest area during a short outpatient procedure. The device delivers mild, intermittently pulsed signals to the vagus nerve in the neck that activate various parts of the brain.