Acute reduction in anxiety after deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (DTMS) in unipolar major depression- a systematic review and meta-analysis

Karina Karolina Kedzior, Helena Marie Gellersen, Yiftach Roth, Abraham Zangen

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Abstract

The current study investigated the anxiolytic properties of the deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (DTMS) in unipolar major depression using a systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Compared to baseline, large anxiolytic and antidepressant outcomes were obtained after 20 daily sessions of high-frequency DTMS according to data from six open-label studies with 95 patients. Unlike the antidepressant effect, the anxiolytic effect was more heterogeneous among studies and did not depend on concurrent treatment with antidepressants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)971-974
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatry Research
Volume230
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 20 Apr 2015

Keywords

  • Anxiolytic effect
  • Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (DTMS)
  • Depression

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