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A Case of Treatment Resistant Depression Who Did Not Respond to ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy) and Responded to rTMS (Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation)

Volume 8 - Issue 1

Georgios Mikellides* and Marianna Tantele

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    • Honorary Assistant Professor University of Nicosia, Cyprus

    *Corresponding author: Georgios Mikellides, Honorary Assistant Professor University of Nicosia, Consultant Psychiatrist at Cyprus rTMS

Received: August 08, 2018;   Published: August 14, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.08.001582

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The use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation has grown over the last ten years since the FDA approval in 2008 and has been also included in NICE UK as an optional treatment [1] and it is likely to continue to grow in terms of its use as it has been showing the following promising findings: good results in a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders such as anxiety [2], obsessive compulsive disorder [3], auditory hallucinations [4], PTSD [5], tinnitus [6], migraine [7], post-stroke rehabilitation [8] etc. It also provides a neuroprotective mechanism [9] which may enhance cognitive function.

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