Transcranial magnetic stimulation in clinical psychiatry is an accessible and authoritative review of tms a procedure that is showing promise as a treatment in several disorders its authors explain how the procedure works then the latest findings in a wide range of situations notably in depression but also in other conditions ranging from migraine to stroke recovery. Transcranial magnetic stimulation tms is an exciting development in the field of psychiatry as a non invasive technique this was initially introduced in 1985 for inducing motor movement by direct magnetic stimulation of the brain the modality is used mainly in the treatment of depression. As understanding evolves about how different brain regions are involved in carrying out everyday tasks and in causing brain diseases when they go awry this book describes a new technology that allows physicians to focally stimulate the brain in awake adults through a non invasive procedure tr. Transcranial magnetic stimulation tms is a noninvasive form of brain stimulation in which a changing magnetic field is used to cause electric current at a specific area of the brain through electromagnetic inductionan electric pulse generator or stimulator is connected to a magnetic coil which in turn is connected to the scalpthe stimulator generates a changing electric current within . Background transcranial magnetic stimulation tms has demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of major depressive disorder however prior studies have provided only partial safety information we examined the acute efficacy of tms in a randomized sham controlled trial under open label conditions and its durability of benefit
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