A substantial proportion of patients fail to respond to standard treatments for depression. Several new methods of stimulating the brain are being developed as alternative interventions for these and other patient groups. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation is a method of brain stimulation that involves the application of repeated magnetic pulses to directly activate cortical neurones. Several studies show it has antidepressant efficacy. There are few adverse effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation. However, the optimal stimulation parameters are not yet fully established.
|Pages (from-to)||59 - 61|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|