A Clinical Guide to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

A Clinical Guide to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Paul E. Holtzheimer and William McDonald

Print publication date: Jan 2014

ISBN: 9780199926480

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

This resource serves as a reference tool for clinicians in the administration of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for neuropsychiatric disorders, and it focuses on the clinical applications of TMS and offers detailed information on the safe and effective administration of TMS with consideration of the neurophysiological effects particularly in relation to safety, targeting specific cortical areas and practical issues such as the length of treatment sessions and the durability of the TMS response. It also covers the evidenced based literature and utilizes this literature to inform specific recommendations on the use of rTMS in a clinical setting, while also addressing the efficacy and safety of TMS for neuropsychiatric disorders, including its use in special populations, such as the elderly. Finally, it outlines setting up a TMS service and includes practical issues such as considerations for the qualifications of the person administering the treatment, the use of concomitant medications, what equipment is necessary to have in the treatment room, and monitoring the outcomes to treatment.