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Is TMS treatment effective?

Response to TMS therapy

There is approximately a 55% response rate and a 34% remission rate. TMS has been shown to be effective in adult patients regardless of:
• Age
• Number of prior depression episodes
• Illness duration
• Number of antidepressants trialled (ranges from 0–14)
Patients who initially respond to TMS have a high chance of responding to treatment again if they relapse.

† Response and remission assessed using CGI-S (Clinical Global Impressions-Severity of Illness)
* Response and remission assessed using HAMD-MADRS (Hamilton Depression Rating Scale-Montgomery–Åsberg Depression Rating Scale)
‡ Response and remission assessed using QIDS-CR (Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology – Clinician Rated)
RCT: Randomised Controlled Trial