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Letter to the Editor

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

Oguz Tan, MD; Nevzat Tarhan, MD; Adnan Coban, MD; Semra Kaya Baripoglu, MD; Funda Guducu, MD; Hasan Basri Izgi, MD; Gokben Hizli, MD; Oznur Ates, MD; Huseyin Bulut, MD

Published: February 14, 2008

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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 majordepressive disorder and panic disorder during her secondpregnancy who received substantial benefit from 58 sessionsof rTMS during pregnancy before giving birth to a healthybaby. Nineteen more sessions of rTMS were given duringlactation.

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