Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is a therapeutic, medical procedure for the treatment of psychiatric disorders, such as major depression. There is robust evidence base for its therapeutic effectiveness in major depressive disorders. rTMS is emerging into general psychiatric practice in Australia and New Zealand but is currently only available in certain academic and tertiary medical centres.
A practical guide to the use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of depression
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is currently emerging as a new treatment for patients with mood disorders. Research into the use of rTMS for the treatment of patients with depression has been conducted now for a period of greater than 15 years and a considerable body of knowledge has accumulated informing its useThe aim of this paper was to review the use of various rTMS techniques for the treatment of depression and to provide practical suggestions to address the common issues encountered in the prescribing and administration of rTMS treatment.
The effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of depression
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is currently emerging as one of the first fundamentally new treatments in psychiatric practice for a considerable number of years.
Research into the use of rTMS for the treatment of patients with depression has now been conducted for over 15 years. The aim of this article was to review the development of rTMS
treatment for depression and the current state of evidence supporting its use. The vast majority of the trials conducted on the technique have evaluated the efficacy of high-frequency rTMS
applied to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex using a set of parameters very similar to those originally described in the mid-1990s.