Transcranial magnetic stimulation (RCPsych Congress 2015)


Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has been shown to be a well-tolerated, minimally invasive procedure for treatment-resistant depression. Here Raj Persaud talks to Dr Lena Palaniyappan at the RCPsych International Congress 2015 about the practicalities and efficacy of TMS.


Date published: 02 July 2015

Presenter: Dr Raj Persaud

Interviewee: Dr Lena Palaniyappan

Audio running time: 14 minutes

Credits: 0.5


Learning outcomes


By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have gained an understanding of:


  • how transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) works


  • how TMS can benefit patients and which groups of patients it is suitable for


  • the evidence base for the effectiveness of TMS


  • the possible side effects and the safety aspects that should be considered.


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