Meta-analysis of left prefrontal repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) to treat depression.

@article{Kozel2002MetaanalysisOL,
  title={Meta-analysis of left prefrontal repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) to treat depression.},
  author={F. Andrew Kozel and Mark S. George},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric practice},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={270-5}
}
INTRODUCTION Depression is a common and severe disorder for which new treatments are needed. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a promising new treatment. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to determine whether the literature supports the use of left prefrontal rTMS as a treatment option for depression. METHODS The literature was searched for randomized sham-controlled trials of left prefrontal rTMS to treat depression using PsycINFO, MEDLINE, and CURRENT CONTENTS as… CONTINUE READING

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