Transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment-resistant depression

Record ID 32014000476
Authors' recommendations: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive technique that is being investigated as a treatment for major depression. Brief repetitive pulses of magnetic energy are applied to the scalp via a large electromagnetic coil to generate low levels of electrical current in the underlying brain tissue. The goal of TMS is to stimulate areas of the brain involved in mood regulation to lessen the duration or severity of depressive episodes. In patients who have not responded to previous trials of antidepressant (AD) medication, TMS may be used to augment pharmacotherapy or in lieu of a new medication.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2014
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Depressive Disorder, Major
  • Depressive Disorder, Treatment-Resistant
Organisation Name: HAYES, Inc.
Contact Address: 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218
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Copyright: 2014 Winifred S. Hayes, Inc
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