Long-lasting effects of high frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in major depressed patients.

@article{Bortolomasi2007LonglastingEO,
  title={Long-lasting effects of high frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in major depressed patients.},
  author={Marco Bortolomasi and Alessandra Minelli and Giorgio Fuggetta and Michele Perini and Sandra Comencini and Antonio Fiaschi and Paolo Manganotti},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2007},
  volume={150 2},
  pages={181-6}
}
The majority of previous clinical studies have indicated that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) may have antidepressant effects. Herein, we investigated the longitudinal, long-term antidepressant efficacy of daily left prefrontal cortex (PFC) rTMS for a 1-week period. Nineteen patients were randomly assigned to two treatment groups at 90% of individual motor threshold (MT): Twelve received active repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and seven received sham treatment… CONTINUE READING