Lowering the Seizure Threshold in Electroconvulsive Therapy Using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: A Case Report
Brain Stimulation. 12(3):781-784, 2019 May – Jun.
Albrecht J; Buday J; Mares T; Kalisova L; Raboch J; Anders M.
We demonstrate the feasibility of lowering the seizure threshold using a combined approach of electroconvulsive therapy and transcranial magnetic stimulation. High-frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation of the supplementary motor area shortly before each electroconvulsive treatment session resulted in a reduction of the seizure threshold by half in a male patient with a severe psychotic depressive episode of bipolar affective disorder.