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Transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of psychiatric disorders


Pridmore, S and Belmaker, R, Transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of psychiatric disorders, Psychiatry and Clincial Neursciences, 53, (5) pp. 541-548. ISSN 1323-1316 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1046/j.1440-1819.1999.00603.x


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.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
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:15757
Year Published:1999
Web of Science® Times Cited:27
Deposited By:Psychiatry
Deposited On:1999-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-25

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