Recently, a method for transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of the brain has been developed. Thus, it is possible to explore neurochemical and behavioral effects of TMS in rats. Repeated TMS (9 days) reduced β-adrenergic receptor binding in cortex, as does electroconvulsive shock (ECS) and other antidepressant treatments. Thus TMS appears to be a potential antidepressive treatment.
- Animal models
- Electroconvulsive shock (ECS)
- Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
- Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
- β-adrenergenic receptors