Correspondence| Volume 52, ISSUE 10, P1032-1033, November 15, 2002

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Comment on “repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation versus electroconvulsive therapy for major depression: preliminary results of a randomized trial”

      The article “Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation versus Electroconvulsive Therapy for Major Depression: Preliminary Results of a Randomized Trial” by Janicak et al (Biol Psychiatry 2002;51:659–667) concludes: “A 2–4 week randomized, prospective trial comparing rTMS to ECT produced comparable therapeutic effects in severely depressed patients.” The conclusion is not justified on two grounds.
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