Magnetic Stimulation for Depression: Subconvulsive and Convulsive Approaches

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Treatment-resistant depression remains an important clinical problem in need of novel treatment solutions. Electro-convulsive therapy and transcranial magnetic stimulation are two neuromodulation techniques with promise in the treatment of severe and chronic depression. In this chapter we present the theory and research support for these two types of therapies. We discuss their strengths and limitations and propose clinical and research future directions for treatment in this area.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Neacsiu, AD; Lisanby, SH

Published Date

  • March 5, 2016

Book Title

  • Neuromodulation in Psychiatry

Start / End Page

  • 155 - 180

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781118801048

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/9781118801086.ch9

Citation Source

  • Scopus