Treatment of depression with deep transcranial magnetic stimulation – an update

Background

For patients with depression for whom treatment with antidepressant medication or psychological treatment is not sufficient, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) or repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) can be alternatives. Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) with the H-coil is one form of rTMS.

Aim

To update the assessment of the effect of treating depression with deep transcranial magnetic stimulation with the H-coil that was done by SBU in 2015.

The assessment is part of an inquiry from the government regarding the area of mental illnesses.

Ongoing Projects

Planned to be published: Quarter 3, 2020
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