TITLE: Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in major depressive episode during pregnancy.
AUTHORS: Monika Klirova, Tomas Novak, Miloslav Kopecek, Pavel Mohr, V Strunzova
AFFILIATION: Prague Psychiatric Centre, 3rd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. firstname.lastname@example.org
REFERENCE: Neuro Endocrinol Lett 2008 Feb 29(1):69-70
Sir: For women diagnosed with Recurrent depressive disorder, pregnancy poses a major treatment challenge. Apart from antidepressants, the most commonly used biological therapeutical method is ECT (electroconvulsive therapy). We believe that similar efficacy can be achieved using rTMS as a safer option with substantially less side effects. So far, only a few
case-reports reporting the use of rTMS for treatment of pregnant patients with depression were published.