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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Not Proven Effective

      O' Reardon et al. (
      • O'Reardon J.P.
      • Solvason H.B.
      • Janicak P.G.
      • Sampson S.
      • Isenberg K.E.
      • Nahas Z.
      • et al.
      Efficacy and safety of transcranial magnetic stimulation in the acute treatment of major depression: A multisite randomized controlled trial.
      ) write that transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is “safe and effective in the treatment of major depression.” This conclusion has the potential to mislead readers about the true clinical benefit of TMS.
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      References

        • O'Reardon J.P.
        • Solvason H.B.
        • Janicak P.G.
        • Sampson S.
        • Isenberg K.E.
        • Nahas Z.
        • et al.
        Efficacy and safety of transcranial magnetic stimulation in the acute treatment of major depression: A multisite randomized controlled trial.
        Biol Psychiatry. 2007; 62: 1208-1216
        • Neuronetics, Inc.
        Sponsor Executive Summary Prepared for Neurological System Devices Panel.
        in: 2006: 52-67 (Accessed February 11, 2009)

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