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Transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of psychiatric disorders
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-16, 11:32 authored by Saxby PridmoreSaxby Pridmore, Belmaker, R
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a new technology that applies the principles of electromagnetism to deliver an electrical field to the cerebral cortices. Well established in diagnostic electrophysiology, TMS is now being studied as a treatment for psychiatric disorders. Evidence suggests this technique is safe and acceptable to patients. The future may see the application of TMS in obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumantic stress disorder and mania. There is strong evidence that it will become an accepted treatment of depression.
Publication titlePsychiatry and Clincial Neursciences
Department/SchoolTasmanian School of Medicine
Place of publicationCarlton, Australia