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The mood log A tool for clustered maintenance TMS


Pridmore, S and Erger, S and Rybak, M and Pridmore, W, The mood log - A tool for clustered maintenance TMS, American Journal of Medical Research, 7, (2) pp. 15-21. ISSN 2334-4814 (2020) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.22381/AJMR7220202


Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a safe and effective treatment of treatment resistant major depressive disorder (MDD). However, MDD is a chronic disorder and relapse is common. The leading method of managing those cases of MDD who respond to TMS, but continue to relapse, is to provide maintenance TMS short courses of 5 treatments over 2.5 days, repeat at monthly (or greater) intervals. The strategy is to increase the interval between treatment clusters and for patients to be discharged when they have been able to remain well for a couple of months. However, patients and doctors are both frequently apprehensive about increasing the between cluster interval, and patients tend to remain in treatment programs for long periods. We present a protocol and instrument to assist in moving from treatment to discharge, which we have found helpful.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:major depressive disorder, transcranial magnetic stimulation, neuromodulation, relapse prevention
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:139883
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2020-07-13
Last Modified:2021-04-22
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