Does rTMS work for Depression?


An evidence base of over 30 randomized controlled trials involving a placebo-control (sham stimulation) has demonstrated that rTMS has efficacy in the treatment of depression.

“Effect size from a recent meta-analysis of the active-sham comparison was 0.55.”
Slotema et al, 2010

Thus, rTMS should be considered an effective treatment for depression. If Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) works for you, your depression symptoms may improve or go away completely.

Note: Symptom relief may take a few weeks of treatment.