Safety and feasibility of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of anxious depression in pregnancy: A case report

Ziad Nahas, Daryl E. Bohning, Monica A. Molloy, John A. Oustz, S. Craig Risch, Mark S. George

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Abstract

Background: The proper treatment of mood disorders occurring during pregnancy is a major therapeutic problem since no antidepressant medications have been established as safe for the developing fetus. Several double-blind placebo-controlled studies have explored the efficacy of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in depression. Case: We report the case of a 36-year-old woman in her second trimester of pregnancy, whose depression (DSM-IV) and anxiety were successfully treated with rTMS. Further studies of rTMS in depressed pregnant women appear warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-52
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychiatry
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1999

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