Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Non-Treatment-Resistant Depression
British Journal of Psychiatry. 215(2):445-446, 2019 08.
Kiebs M; Hurlemann R; Mutz J.
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has been investigated as treatment for major depressive episodes since the early 1990s. Using data from a recent meta-analysis, we show that most patients included in randomised trials display relatively high degrees of treatment resistance. This might have unfavourably biased the clinical reputation of rTMS.