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Magnetic stimulation: a new approach to treating depression

rTMS (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation) uses magnetic fields to stimulate part of the brain. Typically, transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment involves a 40-minute session, five days a week, for four to six weeks. Some people need less frequent maintenance treatments afterward.

J Clin Psychiatry/High-Frequency Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Accelerates and Enhances the Clinical Response to Antidepressants in Major Depression: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized, Double-Blind, and Sham-Controlled Trials

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy, TMS | Smart Brain and Health

A randomized double-blind sham-controlled comparison of unilateral and bilateral repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment-resistant major depression