Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS) is currently being evaluated as a possible treatment for several neuropsychiatric disorders and has been demonstrated as a safe and effective procedure. This case presents a patient with bipolar depression that has been treated with 20 daily consecutive dTMS sessions and with one dTMS session every 2 weeks for the following 3 months. Depressive symptoms improved rapidly and response was maintained during the next 6 months; cognitive performances also improved. This report suggests that add-on dTMS may help overcoming drug-resistance in bipolar depression and protect from subsequent bipolar episodes of any polarity.

Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for treatment-resistant bipolar depression: A case report of acute and maintenance efficacy / Bersani, FRANCESCO SAVERIO; Girardi, Nicoletta; Sanna, Livia; Mazzarini, Lorenzo; Chiara, Santucci; Kotzalidis, Georgios; Sani, Gabriele; DE ROSSI, Pietro; Raccah, Ruggero N.; Caltagirone, SAVERIO SIMONE; Mariella, Battipaglia; Silvia, Capezzuto; Bersani, Giuseppe; Girardi, Paolo. - In: NEUROCASE. - ISSN 1355-4794. - 19:5(2013), pp. 451-457. [10.1080/13554794.2012.690429]

Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for treatment-resistant bipolar depression: A case report of acute and maintenance efficacy

Francesco Saverio Bersani;GIRARDI, NICOLETTA;SANNA, LIVIA;MAZZARINI, LORENZO;KOTZALIDIS, GEORGIOS;SANI, Gabriele;DE ROSSI, Pietro;CALTAGIRONE, SAVERIO SIMONE;BERSANI, Giuseppe;GIRARDI, Paolo
2013

Abstract

Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS) is currently being evaluated as a possible treatment for several neuropsychiatric disorders and has been demonstrated as a safe and effective procedure. This case presents a patient with bipolar depression that has been treated with 20 daily consecutive dTMS sessions and with one dTMS session every 2 weeks for the following 3 months. Depressive symptoms improved rapidly and response was maintained during the next 6 months; cognitive performances also improved. This report suggests that add-on dTMS may help overcoming drug-resistance in bipolar depression and protect from subsequent bipolar episodes of any polarity.
2013
maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder; deep transcranial magnetic stimulation; treatment-resistant bipolar disorder; prefrontal cortex; bipolar depression
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Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for treatment-resistant bipolar depression: A case report of acute and maintenance efficacy / Bersani, FRANCESCO SAVERIO; Girardi, Nicoletta; Sanna, Livia; Mazzarini, Lorenzo; Chiara, Santucci; Kotzalidis, Georgios; Sani, Gabriele; DE ROSSI, Pietro; Raccah, Ruggero N.; Caltagirone, SAVERIO SIMONE; Mariella, Battipaglia; Silvia, Capezzuto; Bersani, Giuseppe; Girardi, Paolo. - In: NEUROCASE. - ISSN 1355-4794. - 19:5(2013), pp. 451-457. [10.1080/13554794.2012.690429]
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