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Neuro Endocrinol Lett. 2008 Feb;29(1):69-70.

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in major depressive episode during pregnancy.

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Prague Psychiatric Centre, 3rd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.


Sir: For women diagnosed with Recurrent depressive disorder, pregnancy poses a major treatment challenge. Apart from antidepressants, the most commonly used biological therapeutical method is ECT (electroconvulsive therapy). We believe that similar efficacy can be achieved using rTMS as a safer option with substantially less side effects. So far, only a few case-reports reporting the use of rTMS for treatment of pregnant patients with depression were published.

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