Acute reduction in anxiety after deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (DTMS) in unipolar major depression- a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Review]
Kedzior,Karina Karolina. Institute of Psychology and Transfer, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Gellersen,Helena Marie. School of Engineering and Science, Jacobs University Bremen, Bremen, Germany. Roth,Yiftach. Department of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be'er Sheva, Israel. Zangen,Abraham. Department of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be'er Sheva, Israel.
230(3):971-4, 2015 Dec 30.
The current study investigated the anxiolytic properties of the deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (DTMS) in unipolar major depression using a systematic literature review and meta-analysis. Compared to baseline, large anxiolytic and antidepressant outcomes were obtained after 20 daily sessions of high-frequency DTMS according to data from six open-label studies with 95 patients. Unlike the antidepressant effect, the anxiolytic effect was more heterogeneous among studies and did not depend on concurrent treatment with antidepressants.