Studies show rTMS is a Safe and Effective Treatment for Autism
Here are some of the many studies and reports related to the treatment of autism with rTMS (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation).
Targeted rTMS (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation) is a vital element in our MeRT treatment for autism.
We use rTMS, guided by EEG test results and analysis, to balance and stimulate brain function. Here, we summarize six of the many studies and reports on the effectiveness of rTMS for autism treatment.
rTMS Studies and Reports
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
This 2022 review covered 11 studies of rTMS for autism treatment. The authors found evidence that rTMS may help with social communication and repetitive behaviors in ASD.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Neuropathological Underpinnings and Clinical Correlations
This 2020 review summarizes the findings of 13 clinical trials that on the use of rTMS to treat ASD. The authors conclude that rTMS appears to be safe and to improve many ASD symptoms.
Improved Autism Behaviors After Non-invasive Cerebral Trans-Magnetic Stimulation Using Customized Frequency Modulation
This 2014 report shared findings on TMS and autism. The study showed significant improvements in taste, smell, and touch, fear and nervousness, and verbal communication.
This 2016 report reviewed studies done using MeRT as a therapy for children with ASD. They conclude that MeRT is a promising option with minimal side effects.
This 2019 study suggests that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation may improve brain activity and behavior in children with ASD.
Non-invasive EEG-EKG Guided Trans-Magnetic Stimulation at Natural Resonance Frequency in Children with Autism
This abstract outlines a pilot study using EEG/EKG-guided TMS on ASD patients. Patients had significant clinical improvement, with reductions in ASD symptoms.
These six studies are just a few of the many studies and reports on rTMS for autism. To learn more about our breakthrough autism treatment, please visit our Autism Treatment page.