rTMS for adolescents: Safety and efficacy considerations.

  title={rTMS for adolescents: Safety and efficacy considerations.},
  author={Douglas D'Agati and Yuval Bloch and Yechiel Levkovitz and Irving Michael Reti},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  volume={177 3},
In light of both the FDA's clearance of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for adult major depressive disorder and concerns about safety and efficacy of existing antidepressant therapies for adolescent depression, there is increasing interest in rTMS as a novel treatment for adolescent depression. We reviewed English-language studies using rTMS in persons under the age of 18, yielding 6 published reports. Because rTMS is typically delivered at or above 1 Hz for psychiatric… CONTINUE READING


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