ISBN-10:
3642364667
ISBN-13:
9783642364662
Pub. Date:
04/19/2013
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Treatment for Depressive Disorders: A Practical Guide / Edition 1

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Treatment for Depressive Disorders: A Practical Guide / Edition 1

by Paul B Fitzgerald, Z. Jeff DaskalakisPaul B Fitzgerald

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Overview

​Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) treatment is increasingly being used in the management of patients with depression. Nevertheless, considerable ignorance still exists about the treatment in general psychiatric practice. This concise clinical guide will serve as a reference and practical tool for clinicians working with or learning about this treatment technique. The opening chapters provide basic information on the history and development of rTMS treatment and its mechanism of action. Use of the treatment in depression is then addressed in detail, with explanation of the evidence base and discussion of a variety of clinical issues. Side-effects of treatment are explored, and careful consideration is given to the establishment of rTMS treatment programs and the training of clinicians. The final chapters will provide a brief overview of potential rTMS applications in other psychiatric conditions and some background on related treatments.

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Reviewer: Edgar I. Hernandez, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a unique device-based therapy that allows for noninvasive stimulation of neuronal structures for the treatment of depression and other psychiatric conditions. This is a practical book for clinicians working with or wanting to learn about the use of TMS in the treatment of patients with depression.
Purpose: This purpose is to provide clinicians with a practical guide to the use of TMS as a therapeutic, noninvasive tool for depression.
Audience: The audience is healthcare professionals interested in understanding the mechanism of action, clinical indications, treatment variables of dose and duration, and side effects of TMS in the treatment of patients with depression and possibly in other psychiatric conditions.
Features: The first two chapters are an introduction to the basic principles and history of TMS in depression. Subsequent chapters review the mechanism of action and role of acute TMS in the treatment of depression and examine the clinical indications, patient selection, overall treatment protocol, common side effects, and maintenance treatment. One chapter reviews the therapeutic role of TMS in other psychiatric conditions such as mania, anxiety, and schizophrenia, and the final chapter introduces the equipment and programming protocol. Each chapter ends with a list of references.
Assessment: Since its approval in the United States in 2008, TMS is increasingly being used for the management of patients with depression. This is a useful, practical guide to its use.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642364662
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 04/19/2013
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 125
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.50(d)

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