Transcranial magnetic stimulation for major depression

Record ID 32010001390
English
Authors' recomendations: 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.
Details
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2010
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Contact
Organisation Name: HAYES, Inc.
Contact Address: 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218
Contact Name: saleinfo@hayesinc.com
Contact Email: saleinfo@hayesinc.com
Copyright: 2010 Winifred S. Hayes, Inc
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