The effect of transcranial magnetic stimulation of rat brain on behavioral models of depression

Amos Fleischmann, Katrina Prolov, Jacob Abarbanel, R. H. Belmaker

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Abstract

Magnetic stimulation of the brain in unanesthetized humans and animals can painlessly induce motor movements and has recently been reported to have antidepressant properties. In behavioral models of depression and electroconvulsive therapy including enhancement of apormorphine-induced stereotypy, reduction of immobility in the Porsolt swim test increases in seizure threshold for subsequent stimulation, magnetic stimulation of rat brain had effects similar to those of electroconvulsive shock.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-132
Number of pages3
JournalBrain Research
Volume699
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 13 Nov 1995
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Apomorphine-induced stereotypy
  • Depression
  • Electroconvulsive shock
  • Magnetic stimulation
  • Seizure inhibition
  • Swim test

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