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Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment-resistant depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

The Journal of clinical psychiatry 05/2014; 75(5):477-489. DOI: 10.4088/JCP.13r08815
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ABSTRACT To evaluate the efficacy of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) and 2 or more prior antidepressant treatment failures (often referred to as treatment-resistant depression [TRD]). These patients are less likely to recover with medications alone and often consider nonpharmacologic treatments such as rTMS.

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