Transcranial magnetic stimulation for patients with depression

Tredget, John; Kirov, George; Dunn, Emma
May 2005
Nursing Standard;5/25/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 37, p49
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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a relatively new technique which has been used to treat depression. I t delivers magnetic radiation to the head using a hand-held coil. Some studies have indicated clinical remission of depressive symptomatology with use of TMS. Methodological limitations remain, however, and more studies are recommended to determine its efficacy.


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