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Magnetic Stimulation May Be as Effective as Electroconvulsive Therapy in Treating Severe Depression

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, or rTMS, which delivers brief but intense magnetic pulses to the brain, may be as effective as traditional electroconvulsive therapy in treating severe depression, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago study. That’s good news, said Dr. Philip Janicak, medical director of UIC’s Psychiatric Clinical Research Center and head of …

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