“We are going into week four of treatment, and we already see a huge difference. I can see Jace connecting better with his peers, and he has shown improvement week by week in his creative skills and verbal expression. We think TMS could be a game-changer for so many families.” — Kristie Miller, mom of 6-year-old patient Jace
When you’ve tried every medicine and therapy on the market to treat your child’s autism and had no success, Boris Kawliche, M.D., a board-certified psychiatrist, has another option that is not FDA-approved but shows promise. Using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), Dr. Kawliche may reduce symptoms of autism spectrum disorders, including difficulty interpreting social cues, communication challenges and repetitive behaviors, safely without medicine and with very little risk of side effects. This is not a cure for any condition or disorder, and families should do their own research before deciding if it’s right for them. TMS is a non-invasive but off-label treatment that uses electromagnetic induction to stimulate the neurons in the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that may be disrupted in children with autism. “The kids have been very comfortable with the treatment.”
Dr. Kawliche says. “The protocols are also very fast. Unlike regular. TMS sessions, which are around 30 minutes each, we can effectively treat a child with autism in about three minute-long session.” Dr. Kawliche also offers FDA-approved TMS for treatment-resistant depression, which has shown a 60 percent response rates in studies, and accepts almost all insurance plans for adults 18 and over who have been diagnosed with depression.