Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

January, 2009 | Vol: 7 Issue: 1

In this issue


Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is Approved. Now What?

One year ago we reviewed the status of transcranial magnetic stimulation
for depression, and concluded with the following TCPR Verdict: “TMS for
depression: Approval is highly unlikely.” We were wrong. The FDA approved the Neuronetics Neurostar TMS machine for the treatment of patients with major depression who have failed one prior antidepressant trial. Did they make the right decision?

The New Brain Devices in Psychiatry: A Brief Review

In this issue of TCPR, we focus on TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation), which has just been approved for treatment resistant depression. There are also other brain devices in various stages of research and development. Here is a quick run-down of four of them.

Editorial Information

Learning Objective

Learning Objectives, Jan. 2009

This CME/CE activity is intended for psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, psychologists and other health care professionals with an interest in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders.

Research Update

Expert QA