The magnetic seizure therapy (mkt) is a new method of brain stimulation, in which generalized seizures are triggered under full anesthesia. This method has been used for about 12 years in patients with therapy-resistant depressive uni-and bipolar diseases as part of Studies. The advantage of MKT seems to be a focal trigger of seizure with subsequent hardly noticeable side effects such as memory Disorders. So far around 50 patients worldwide have been treated with this method, with the antidepressant effect of the MKT being significantly good.
working group: Prof. Dr. T. E. Schläpfer
contact: Dr. Rer. Nat. B. Bewernick (outpatient Clinic for therapy-resistant Depression)