rTMS: Will It Replace ECT?
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 3, Number 1, January 2005
Daniel Carlat, MD
Dr. Carlat has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
The notion that passing magnets over people’s heads could make them happier has been around for a very, very long time, at least since the 1770s. The Viennese physician Franz Anton Mesmer used the technique in front of large 18th century audiences, and was so successful that Louis XVI funded the establishment of a “Magnetic Institute” in France to work on the technique further.