Attitudes and ethical concerns toward use of TMS in depressed adolescents: a qualitative study of recipients and their parents
This project will examine adolescents', parents'/guardians', and society's attitudes toward the use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and theta burst stimulation (TBS) in adolescent depression. The attitudes and concerns of adolescents,their parents/guardians, and society around TMS are important as they can influence the uptake of the interventions, with adolescents playing an important role in assenting to the intervention, and parents/guardians consenting to treatment.
Participation will involve about 1 hour of your time in a semi-structured interview. We will have a separate 1 hour semi-structure interview with your child. The interviews will take place via Zoom or phone. Interviews will be recorded. Phone calls to Zoom meetings are encouraged, if phone calls are the preferred interview method.
Adults with the capacity to consent
Able to conduct the interview in English
Children who lack the capacity to assent
Adults who llack the capacity to consent