[Minimally invasive brain stimulation for unipolar depression].

[Minimally invasive brain stimulation for unipolar depression].
Related Articles[Minimally invasive brain stimulation for unipolar depression]. Tijdschr Psychiatr. 2017;59(10):600-604 Authors: van Eijndhoven P, Tendolkar I, van Eijndhoven P, Tendolkar I, Schutter DJLG Abstract BACKGROUND: Unipolar depression is one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders and has a high impact at individual and societal level. Commonly used treatments such as antidepressants and psychotherapy are often not effective. AIM: To determine the efficacy of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and direct current stimulation (tDCS) as minimally invasive forms of treatment for unipolar depression. METHOD: We searched the literature. RESULTS: rTMS is effective in treating unipolar depression and is comparable to ... read more