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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
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Efficacy of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation [TMS] among Major Depressive Disorder Patients: A Review
Sudhen Sumesh Kumar
Bahubali. J.G, Sanjay. T, Mahantesh. N, Sudhen Sumesh Kumar
School of Nursing & Midwifery, Dept. of Psychiatric Nursing, College of Health & Medical Sciences (CHMS), Haramaya University, Harar, Ethiopia.
The objective of the review is to ascertain the efficacy of transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy among major depressive patients. The various research papers reviewed to know the magnitude of depression and the efficacy of TMS. Depression is a significant contributor to the global burden of disease and affects people in all communities across the world. India has the highest rate of major depression in the world. It is estimated that by the year 2020 the burden of depression will increase to 5.7% of the total burden of disease. It clearly depicts that the need for alternative and convenient treatment modality for depression as a whole. TMS proves to be one of the effective mode of treatment for depression. In terms of its convenience of treatment it’s quite promising and lesser number and severity of side effects as compared to other mode of treatment. Currently, it’s under practice in countries like Canada, UK, and Australia. In India it needs to be equipped in terms of training and education to the experts, very importantly creating awareness among patients and family about the treatment facility. TMS is hope for India and it necessitates rapid paradigm shift in order to curb the title of high prevalent country with regards to depression.
Efficacy, Transcranial magnetic stimulation [TMS], Depression, Major depressive disorder
Bahubali. J.G, Sanjay. T, Mahantesh. N, Sudhen Sumesh Kumar. Efficacy of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation [TMS] among Major Depressive Disorder Patients: A Review. Asian J. Nur. Edu. and Research.2016; 6(4): 538-541.
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