The study of effects of 20-Hz repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in patients with medication resistant major depressive disorder

khomami, sanaz (2010) The study of effects of 20-Hz repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in patients with medication resistant major depressive disorder. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 12 (47). pp. 61-552.

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of the repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in medication-resistant patients with major depressive disorder. Â Materials and Methods: In a quasi-experimental one group time-series study in summer and autumn 2008, 12 patients with major depressive disorder were assessed with available sampling and treated with rTMS (20 Hz) over left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex for 30 sessions. All the patients were appraised with Beck depression inventory before first session of treatment, exactly after 30th session and 1.5 months after treatment course. The data were analyzed with analysis of variance and repeated measurements. Â Results: rTMS could decrease the symptoms of depression significantly (P<0.001) in patients with major depressive disorder and these effects lasted 1.5 months after rTMS sessions were finished. Â Conclusion: rTMS has therapeutic effects in patients with medication resistant major depressive disorder and these effects lasted 1.5 month after treatment. Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 18:26
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 18:26
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5790

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