Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and cortical excitability in patients with major depressive disorder.

@article{Bajbouj2005RepetitiveTM,
  title={Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and cortical excitability in patients with major depressive disorder.},
  author={Malek Bajbouj and Eva-Lotta Brakemeier and Florian Schubert and Undine E. Lang and Peter Neu and Christina Schindowski and Heidi Danker-Hopfe},
  journal={Experimental neurology},
  year={2005},
  volume={196 2},
  pages={332-8}
}
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is a relatively non-invasive technique with putative therapeutic effects in major depression. However, the exact neurophysiological basis of these effects needs further clarification. Therefore, we studied the impact of ten daily sessions of left, dorsolateral prefrontal rTMS on motor cortical excitability, as revealed by transcranial magnetic stimulation-elicited motor-evoked potentials in 30 patients. As… CONTINUE READING