Resting motor threshold changes and clinical response to prefrontal repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in depressed patients.

@article{Pretalli2012RestingMT,
  title={Resting motor threshold changes and clinical response to prefrontal repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in depressed patients.},
  author={J B Pretalli and Magali Nicolier and Gilles Chopard and Pierre Vandel and Gr{\'e}gory Tio and Julie Monnin and Lionel Pazart and Daniel Sechter and Emmanuel Haffen},
  journal={Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={344-52}
}
AIMS Several variables are able to influence the antidepressant effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), particularly the intensity of stimulation, which is generally expressed according to the resting motor threshold (RMT). The aim of our study was to investigate whether or not RMT changes during the treatment of resistant depression by rTMS and whether these fluctuations could alter treatment outcome. METHODS Seventy-five inpatients suffering from unipolar or bipolar… CONTINUE READING