Transcranial magnetic stimulation-based methods in the treatment of depression

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59 - 61
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian Prescriber
Volume35
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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