Reply Regarding “Efficacy and Safety of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in the Acute Treatment of Major Depression: A Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial”

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      We appreciate the comments from Yu and Lurie (
      • Yu E.
      • Lurie P.
      Transcranial magnetic stimulation not proven effective.
      ). They, however, make several errors of interpretation regarding the results of the study and in that regard, unfortunately, do a disservice to the article and your readers.
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