Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is gaining
increasing prominence as a non-invasive neuromodulation
technique for the treatment of
neurological and psychiatric conditions. Repetitive
transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)
has therapeutic potential for a range of psychiatric
disorders (e.g. depression, schizophrenia) as
well as neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s
disease. The approach has advantages over pharmacological
or electroconvulsive therapy due to its painlessness and limited side effects. The magnitude, duration and direction (increase or decrease) of TMS-induced changes in brain excitability vary depending on the strength and timing of stimulation and the interaction of stimulation coil geometry with brain structures. The outcomes of TMS stimulation can also depend on the characteristics (e.g. age, exercise status) of the individual being treated. Despite increasing clinical use of rTMS, the cellular and network mechanisms underlying the clinical application of rTMS remain elusive and will need to be better understood to enable optimisation of clinical outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationeLS
Place of PublicationChichester
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
ISBN (Electronic)9780470015902
Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2019


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