Magnetic seizure therapy, in which seizures are elicited with a high-frequency magnetic field, is under development as a new treatment for major depressive disorder. Its use may be justified if it produces the antidepressant effects of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), coupled with limited cognitive side-effects.

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Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Psychiatry

Publication Date

08/2008

Volume

193

Pages

152 - 155

Keywords

Adult, Aged, Depressive Disorder, Major, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Electromagnetic Fields, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Orientation, Pilot Projects, Scotland, Seizures, Statistics as Topic, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Wales