Table 43Summary of evidence profile for transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of depression

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
Drugs for which data are availableTMS versus sham TMS
Evidence for efficacy (quality)Data are inconclusive (low) for efficacy outcomes
Evidence for acceptability/tolerability (including switching) (quality)Unlikely (moderate); some evidence of higher mania scores in TMS group (moderate)

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