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Type: Journal article
Title: A practical guide to setting up a repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) service
Author: Galletly, C.
Fitzgerald, P.
Clarke, P.
Gill, S.
Burton, C.
Turnbull, C.
Citation: Australasian Psychiatry, 2010; 18(4):314-317
Publisher: Informa Healthcare-Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 1039-8562
1440-1665
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Cherrie Galletly, Paul Fitzgerald, Patrick Clarke, Shane Gill, Cassandra Burton and Carol Turnbull
Abstract: Objective : This paper outlines the process of developing a transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) service in a private hospital setting, to provide a model for similar services elsewhere in Australia and New Zealand. Methods : The practical issues involved in setting up the service, including funding, staffing, equipment, treatment protocols and associated research, are described. Results : The service has been widely accepted by psychiatrists and patients. Forty-five patients have completed treatment and the research results show a significant clinical response to rTMS. Conclusions : Clinicians involved in the service have found both the clinical and research components rewarding. In the longer term, the issue of ongoing funding of rTMS services remains to be resolved.
Keywords: Antidepressant; depression; repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation; rTMS; service development
Rights: Copyright 2010 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
RMID: 0020100511
DOI: 10.3109/10398561003686771
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