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Q Is repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation equivalent to electroconvulsive therapy?
Randomised controlled equivalence trial.
Single blind (assessors blinded).
South London and Maudsley National Health Service Trust, London, and Pembury Hospital, Invicta Mental Health Trust, Kent, UK; recruitment January 2002 to August 2004.
Forty six right-handed adults (aged ⩾18 years) referred for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for major depression (Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders). Main exclusions: inability to receive repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) or ECT (metallic plates in head, unfit for anaesthesia, history of seizures); rTMS or ECT in previous 6 months; dementia or other axis I diagnosis; substance misuse in previous 6 months.
rTMS (15 sessions: daily for 5 days/week over 3 weeks) or ECT (bilateral or unilateral, twice weekly, number and duration dependent upon patient’s response, mean 6 sessions over 22 days).
Depression symptoms (17 …
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