Cognitive – emotional reactivation during deep transcranial magnetic stimulation over the prefrontal cortex of depressive patients affects antidepressant outcome

Isserles, M., Rosenberg, O., Dannon, P., Levkovitz, Y., Kotler, M., Deutsch, F., & Zangen, A. (2011). Journal of affective disorders, 128(3), 235-242.

This study examined the effect of the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation H-coil on patients suffering from depression, following positive or negative emotional triggering. This was done by focusing the patients on either positive or negative thoughts or emotions associated with the patient’s depression. In this study, it was demonstrated that positive, rather than negative, emotional triggering prior to brain stimulation using the BrainsWay® Deep TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) H-coil results in more favorable treatment outcomes.

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