MDD treated with 5 TMS sessions over 3 days, repeated 4 times: A case report

Saxby Pridmore, Fiona Lawson, Yvonne Turnier-Shea, Tamara May

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Background: Various TMS protocols have been described, none is appropriate in all circumstances.
Objective: To describe the response of a person with acute MDD treated with TMS who was only available for treatment on 3 consecutive days per week.
Method: 5 treatment sessions were provided over 3 days – this was provided 4 times, separated by no-treatment periods of 4 days. HAMD6, CSI-S and VAS for depression were completed on the first and last day of each 3-day treatment series.
Results: Remarkable improvement; the HAMD6 fell from 12 (severe depression) to 0, the CGI-S fell from 5 (Markedly ill) to 1 (Normal, not mentally ill) and the VAS fell by 98%. There was clear improvement during the last 3 treatment series, as well as during all 3 no-treatment periods.
Conclusion: Should these findings be replicated, an additional, useful protocol may be established.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-27
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes

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