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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for major depression: a multisite, naturalistic, observational study of quality of life outcome measures in clinical practice

Philip G Janicak 1, David L Dunner, Scott T Aaronson, Linda L Carpenter, Terrence A Boyadjis, David G Brock, Ian A Cook, Karl Lanocha, Hugh B Solvason, Dafna Bonneh-Barkay, Mark A Demitrack Abstract Background: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an effective and safe therapy for major depressive disorder (MDD). This study assessed quality of life (QOL) and functional status outcomes for depressed patients after an acute course […]

Effects of Pulse Width and Electrode Placement on the Efficacy and Cognitive Effects of Electroconvulsive Therapy

Harold A. Sackeim, Ph.D., Joan Prudic, M.D., Mitchell S. Nobler, M.D., Linda Fitzsimons, R.N., Sarah H. Lisanby, M.D., Nancy Payne, C.S.W., Robert M. Berman, M.D., Ph.D., Eva-Lotta Brakemeier, M.A., Tarique Perera, M.D., and D. P. Devanand, M.D. While electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in major depression is effective, cognitive effects limit its use. Reducing the width of the electrical pulse and using the right unilateral electrode […]