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Can Magnets Make Us Happy? Investigating the Role of Dopamine in Putative Antidepressant Low-Intensity Magnetic Stimulation

@inproceedings{SommerkampHomann2019CanMM,
  title={Can Magnets Make Us Happy? Investigating the Role of Dopamine in Putative Antidepressant Low-Intensity Magnetic Stimulation},
  author={Alexander Sommerkamp-Homann},
  year={2019}
}
Major depression poses one of the greatest disease burdens to modern society and conventional treatments lack efficacy despite a steadily increasing prevalence. A new intervention method using low-intensity magnetic stimulation of the brain has shown promising results, also regarding “treatment-resistant” patients. Magnetic stimulation therapy may therefore become a key treatment for depression in the future. However, its influence on brain physiology is still poorly understood. In order to… Expand

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