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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 41 (1999) 4, 233 - 237

Short report

Small effect of rapid rate transcranial magnetic stimulation on antidepressant free outpatients with a depressive disorder

E.A.M. Schouten, A.A.L. D'Alfonso, W.A. Nolen, E.H.F. de Haan, J. Wijkstra, R. Kahn

Based on recent articles about the positive effects of r-tmsin depressed patients, in December 1997 in the Utrecht University Hospital a pilot study was done of the effects of r-tmson outpatients with a depressive disorder. The treatment had a small effect. Out of seven patients one had a positive response. This treatment requires much time of both patient and doctor.

keywords depression, transcranial magnetic stimulation (tms), treatment