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J ECT. 2011 Mar;27(1):38-40. doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e3181eb30c6.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression after a traumatic brain injury: a case study.

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The Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, The Alfred Hospital and the School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Paul.fitzgerald@alfred.org.au

Abstract

Depression after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is very common, yet there is a lack of evidence-based treatment options for people who experience depression after a TBI. Traditionally, a history of TBI has been considered an exclusion criterion for transcranial magnetic stimulation trials because of the increased risk of seizure after a TBI. We present what we believe to be the first case of a patient with depression after a TBI treated with transcranial magnetic stimulation.

PMID:
20938348
DOI:
10.1097/YCT.0b013e3181eb30c6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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