Dr. Rado and Colleagues Reply

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Sir: We agree with Dr. Kapoor’s assessment regarding the growing number of psychiatric and neurologic disorders for which transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is proving useful. Of note, the recently published study of TMS was the largest (N = 302) randomized, sham-controlled trial to demonstrate efficacy in patients with major depression. Further, the treatment modality was well tolerated by a majority of patients, with a low incidence of side effects and a low discontinuation rate.​

J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69(7):1191-1192 [letter]