The following is a link to webinar sponsored by the Autism Research Institute (ARI). Click on this sentence for a YouTube link. The lecture was divided into 2 parts. The first was meant to clarify the background that led us to generate the idea of using TMS in autism. The second part talks about the practicalities of the technique and a selective discussion of findings from our group. Thus far we have had 15 clinical trials and treated several hundred patients with the technique with few side effects. Several other groups have reproduced our original findings. I was fortunate to have some poignant questions by the audience that addressed common doubts and misconceptions- so please watch with the lecture until the end.
For those interested in reading more about this technique and its application to autism, we have written several blogs that may be of interest. Also, our recent book, “Defining Autism“, explains many of the concepts of the lecture in greater detail.