Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists clinical practice
guidelines for mood disorders
This article provides guidance for the management of mood disorders, based on scientific evidence and the expert opinions of psychiatrists. The article describes how depression is diagnosed and the recommended treatment pathway, including the use of TMS, in Australian patients. The recommendations in this paper are used by doctors to treat patients with mental health conditions.Download
The effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
in the treatment of depression
Research into the use of repetitive TMS for the treatment of patients with depression has been conducted for over 15 years. The aim of this article was to review the development of repetitive TMS as a depression treatment. Most of the trials conducted on the technique have evaluated the efficacy of high-frequency repetitive TMS when applied to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex
Research into the use of rTMS for the treatment of patients with depression has now been conducted for over 15 years. The aim of this article was to review the development of rTMS treatment for depression and the current state of evidence supporting its use. The vast majority of the trials conducted on the technique have evaluated the efficacy of high-frequency rTMS applied to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex using a set of parameters very similar to those originally described in the mid-1990s.