Professor Fitzgerald is Professor of Psychiatry at The Epworth Clinic and Monash University in Melbourne. He is a qualified psychiatrist, an international speaker, and a Founder and Medical Director of TMS Clinics Australia.

Professor Fitzgerald runs an extensive research program with a team of over 30. His team uses brain stimulation devices such as TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) and neuroimaging techniques to improve and develop new treatments for severe depression, but also schizophrenia, OCD and PTSD.

He has been researching TMS for 20 years, published over 400 journal articles and book chapters, set up Australia’s largest TMS clinical and educational program, and has trained over 500 people in brain stimulation.

(1.09) Depression definition, treatments and effectiveness

(4.02) What is transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)?

(6.05) What to expect in a TMS appointment

(6.54) Conditions that benefit best from TMS

(8.28) Research on TMS

(9.57) When is TMS recommended and who by?

(10.46) Where are TMS sessions provided?

(13.28) Preparation required for a TMS session

(15.12) Once TMS is complete, what are the next steps?

(17.55) Further resources

Useful Links

TMS Australia

Epworth Hospital 

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