Last updated on July 2019

TMS for Suicidal Crisis in Active Duty SMs


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Suicidal Ideation | Suicide | Suicidal Depression | Suicidal Impulses | Suicidal and Self-Injurious Behavior | Suicidal Intention
  • Age: Between 18 - 60 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All Active Duty SMs (regardless of sex, ethnicity, sexual or religious orientation) who are admitted to Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC) Inpatient Psychiatric Service (IPS) with active suicidality or elevated risk for suicide regardless of most psychiatric diagnostic co-morbidity (see exclusion criteria). This includes in-patient admissions for suicidality and outpatient SMs with a Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) score 3.
  • Age 18 to 60
  • Able to speak and read English.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Combative with staff.
  • Comatose/catatonia.
  • Incapacity owing to active mania or psychosis.
  • Epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, or cerebrovascular accident.
  • Non-removable metal in the head (Shrapnel; plates, aneurysm coils/clips; metal tattoos etc.)
  • Implantable devices (pacemakers, stimulators, etc.)
  • Schizophrenic or borderline personality.
  • Positive screen for pregnancy.
  • Already receiving TMS as a treatment for depression.
  • Non-English reading and speaking subjects

Recruitment Status: Closed


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