Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology

Transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of depression with a comorbid diagnosis of Obsessive compulsive disorder

Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology 2014; 24: Supplement S248-S248
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Ozgur G, Ates A, Algul A, Tutuncu R, Basoglu C, Ebrinc S

Transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of depression with a comorbid diagnosis of Obsessive compulsive disorder

Moderate success has been achieved with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in treating depression and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved for therapeutic use. TMS was also proven effective in treatment of Obsessive compulsive disorder as well. In our case, a 38-year-old male patient with the diagnosis of depressive disorder and Obsessive compulsive disorder underwent 30 sessions of high-frequency TMS (80% of motor threshold; 1000 stimuli/day for 30 days) on the right dorsolateral prefrontal region. The treatment course was assessed with Maudsley questionnaire and Hamilton depression scale. After the sessions, significant improvement was reported both in depressive and obsessive-compulsive symptoms. In conclusion, TMS is not a routine clinical practice. It seems to be a new option in the treatment of depression and Obsessive compulsive disorder. Further studies with large sample sizes are necessary.

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