Double-blind controlled investigation of transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of resistant major depression.

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OBJECTIVE The efficacy and safety of left prefrontal repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for treating resistant major depression were examined in a double-blind, controlled study. METHOD Eighteen medication-resistant depressed subjects were randomly assigned to 2 weeks of real or sham rTMS, then permitted up to 4 weeks of real rTMS… (More)

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