Section Four: Other Issues in TMS for Depression


Questions you should be able to answer before progressing on from this section

What is the evidence supporting maintenance treatment for depression?

How would you apply maintenance treatment?

How effective is TMS likely to be when a patient who has responded to treatment experiences a relapse?

What is theta burst stimulation and when or why might be used?



Video 8 – Maintenance and Repeat Treatment

Video 9 – Practical Issues in TMS Delivery





Section Four Resources

Blumberger et al, 2018 TBS vs rTMS

Chen et al, 2019 iTBS in depression

Fitzgerald at al., 2013 Maintenance TMS Depression

Fitzgerald et al., 2019 Maintenance rTMS

Li et al., 2014 TBS depression

Wang et al., 2018 Clustered Maintenance


Section Five: Beyond TMS for Depression