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Repetitivní transkraniální magnetická stimulace v léčbě deprese

Title in English Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of depression


Year of publication 2010
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Psychiatrie pro praxi
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Field Psychiatry, sexuology
Keywords depression; principle of rTMS contraindications of rTMS; antidepressive effect of rTMS, efficacy of rTMS
Description This article concerns with the use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in the treatment of depression. Its principal is to influence the brain using variable magnetic field. Tjhis method is safe and well tolerated with the minimum of side-effects. We have most experiences in psychiatry just in the treatment of depression. It is documented that rTMS influences cortical excitability and metabolic activity of neuronal cells. Is hat been conducted a lot of studies of its efficacy ih the treatment of depression, which can be divided into three generations. their outcomes were summarized in several metaanalyses. Last metaanalyses confirm that rTMS is a promising therapeutic method, although a lot of questions concerning especially with an exact mechanism of its action, optimal stimulation parameters and a selection of ptimal patients, remain unanswered.
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