Antidepressant Effect of 58 Sessions of rTMS in a Pregnant Woman With Recurrent Major Depressive Disorder: A Case Report

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Sir: Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has been shown to be effective in depression in many studies. We report the case of a pregnant woman with recurrent major depressive disorder and panic disorder during her second pregnancy who received substantial benefit from 58 sessions of rTMS during pregnancy before giving birth to a healthy baby. Nineteen more sessions of rTMS were given during lactation.

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2008;10(1):69-71 [letter]