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Relapse prevention (RP) TMS


Pridmore, S and May, T, Relapse prevention (RP) TMS, Brain Stimulation ISSN 1935-861X (2018) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.brs.2018.08.004


Background: TMS is safe and effective in the treatment of MDD, but as with other treatments, relapse may occur on cessation of treatment.

Objective: To prevent relapse in MDD, following successful acute TMS treatment.

Method: 5 TMS treatments over 3 days, repeated at about monthly intervals.

Results: 14 patients received this care for more than 12 months. At the commencement of each series the mood scores were close to relapse, but at completion they were in the remitted range.

Conclusion: Such treatment is useful. It is better conceptualized as relapse prevention rather than remittance maintenance.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Pridmore, S (Professor Saxby Pridmore)
ID Code:127881
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2018-08-20
Last Modified:2018-08-20

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