YHU Scientific Journal, Vol 9, p. 4-8, 2023
TRANSCRANIAL PULSE STIMULATION (TPS) IN PSYCHIATRY
Submitted, 13.06.23, accepted 24.07.2023
Abstract։ TPS is a physical technique with a pulsed shock wave (Fig. 1, 2). Since
2018, it is approved as treatment against mild to moderate dementia of Alzheimer’s type. After initial positive experiences with TPS in dementia, we have expanded the therapy spectrum off-label to the treatment of therapy-resistant depressive symptoms. We also discovered that TPS is capable of provoking a vagotonic reaction in the sense of vagus nerve stimulation. Due to the pathogenetic similarities of dementia and schizophrenia, we have treated corresponding patients with TPS and had first positive experiences in the treatment of positive symptoms and agitation.
Keywords: pulsed shock wave, dementia, vagotonic reaction, Alzheimer