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It is important to explore potential safe treatment options for the ongoing treatment of women’s depression during pregnancy. One promising treatment is repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). We report on the case of a woman who became pregnant while receiving regular maintenance rTMS combined with pharmacotherapy treatment for major(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper outlines the process of developing a transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) service in a private hospital setting, to provide a model for similar services elsewhere in Australia and New Zealand. METHODS The practical issues involved in setting up the service, including funding, staffing, equipment, treatment protocols and associated(More)
OBJECTIVES A range of different treatment approaches are available for depression; however, there is an ongoing concern about the cognitive impairment associated with many treatments. This study investigated the effect of treatment with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on cognition in patients with major depressive disorder. Cognition(More)
BACKGROUND A great deal of research has established the efficacy of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in the treatment of depression. However, questions remain about the optimal method to deliver treatment. One area requiring consideration is the difference in efficacy between bilateral and unilateral treatment protocols. OBJECTIVE This(More)
OBJECTIVES The current article aims to assist trainees to complete the scholarly project component of the 2012 Competency Based Fellowship Program. Practical tips on how to achieve competency in the scholarly project are outlined and discussed. CONCLUSION The scholarly project provides trainees with a good opportunity to experience and enjoy academic(More)
OBJECTIVE There is considerable research evidence for the effectiveness of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of depression. However, there is little information about its acceptability and outcomes in clinical settings. METHOD This naturalistic study reports on a clinical repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation service(More)
OBJECTIVE Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is the most effective treatment for major depression. Brief pulse width (BPW; pulse width, 1.0 m/s) ECT is often associated with cognitive impairment. Ultrabrief (UB; pulse width, 0.3 m/s) ECT is better tolerated and causes less cognitive impairment so has been introduced as an alternative. Previous research has(More)