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Rapid transcranial magnetic stimulation and normalization of the dexamethasone suppression test

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Pridmore, S, Rapid transcranial magnetic stimulation and normalization of the dexamethasone suppression test , Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 53, (1) pp. 33-37. ISSN 1323-1316 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1046/j.1440-1819.1999.00467.x

Abstract

Non-suppression of post-dexamethasone cortisol is a feature of endogenous/melancholic depression. Normalization of the dexamethasone suppresion test (DST) response is a feature of remission and antidepressant treatment. Twelve consecutive depressed non-suppressers were treated with rapid transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). Six demonstrated normalization and good clinical improvement which was sustained for at least 1 month. Thus, rTMS has some biological effects in common with other antidepressant treatments.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Clinical Sciences
Research Field:Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
Author:Pridmore, S (Professor Saxby Pridmore)
ID Code:17694
Year Published:1999
Web of Science® Times Cited:65
Deposited By:Psychiatry
Deposited On:1999-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-25
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