Pridmore, S and Turnier-Shea, Y and Rybak, M and Pridmore, W, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) during pregnancy: a fetal risk factor, Australasian Psychiatry Article ePub ahead of print. ISSN 1039-8562 (2021) [Refereed Article]
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Objective: To examine reports of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) during pregnancy for evidence of fetal risk.
Method: PubMed was used to locate relevant literature for the years 1998–2020 and reference lists were examined for materials not located electronically.
Results: Ten reports were located dealing with 67 births over 20 years. Stimulation was applied is all trimesters, at low and high frequency, and as intermittent theta-burst stimulation. No mother or baby experienced a serious event.
Conclusions: Certainty awaits large, standardized studies. However, the available reports provide no evidence that TMS to mother during pregnancy has detrimental effects on the fetus.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||major depressive disorder, pregnancy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, safety|
|Research Division:||Biomedical and Clinical Sciences|
|Research Group:||Clinical sciences|
|Research Field:||Psychiatry (incl. psychotherapy)|
|Objective Group:||Public health (excl. specific population health)|
|Objective Field:||Mental health|
|UTAS Author:||Pridmore, S (Professor Saxby Pridmore)|
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