Transcranial Low Voltage Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields in Patients with Treatment-Resistant Depression

@article{Martiny2010TranscranialLV,
  title={Transcranial Low Voltage Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields in Patients with Treatment-Resistant Depression},
  author={Klaus Martiny and Marianne Lunde and Per Bech},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2010},
  volume={68},
  pages={163-169}
}
BACKGROUND Approximately 30% of patients with depression are resistant to antidepressant drugs. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has been found effective in combination with antidepressants in this patient group. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antidepressant effect of a new principle using low-intensity transcranially applied pulsed electromagnetic fields (T-PEMF) in combination with antidepressants in patients with treatment-resistant depression. METHODS This… 
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