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Sleep Deprivation Therapy Enhanced Via Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Major Depression



Abstract

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and sleep deprivation (SD) are two of the latest advances made in the field of psychiatric research. Though yet in development, they present unique opportunities to achieve significant clinical outcomes particularly in major depression disorder (MDD). A limited set of studies have been done in the combined use of rTMS-SD in treating MDD. While promising, these studies have been hampered by the limited knowledge of rTMS and SD themselves due to their relatively recent use as viable therapeutic options. This review is aimed at an analysis of the limitations observed in the studies conducted to date involving rTMS and SD. In addition, it explores the potential new avenues for future research in the deployment of rTMS-SD as a viable treatment option.



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Sleep Deprivation Therapy Enhanced Via Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Major Depression


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Abhishek Gupta Corresponding Author

Geriatrics, Center for Addiction and Mental Health


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Sleep Deprivation Therapy Enhanced Via Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Major Depression


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Sleep Deprivation Therapy Enhanced Via Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Major Depression

  • Author Information
    Abhishek Gupta Corresponding Author

    Geriatrics, Center for Addiction and Mental Health


    Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

    Conflicts of interest: In compliance with the ICMJE uniform disclosure form, all authors declare the following: Payment/services info: All authors have declared that no financial support was received from any organization for the submitted work. Financial relationships: All authors have declared that they have no financial relationships at present or within the previous three years with any organizations that might have an interest in the submitted work. Other relationships: All authors have declared that there are no other relationships or activities that could appear to have influenced the submitted work.

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    Published: February 08, 2018

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    10.7759/cureus.2174

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    Gupta A (February 08, 2018) Sleep Deprivation Therapy Enhanced Via Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Major Depression. Cureus 10(2): e2174. doi:10.7759/cureus.2174

    Publication history

    Received by Cureus: September 24, 2017
    Peer review began: October 10, 2017
    Peer review concluded: February 06, 2018
    Published: February 08, 2018

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    Gupta. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0., which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Abstract

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and sleep deprivation (SD) are two of the latest advances made in the field of psychiatric research. Though yet in development, they present unique opportunities to achieve significant clinical outcomes particularly in major depression disorder (MDD). A limited set of studies have been done in the combined use of rTMS-SD in treating MDD. While promising, these studies have been hampered by the limited knowledge of rTMS and SD themselves due to their relatively recent use as viable therapeutic options. This review is aimed at an analysis of the limitations observed in the studies conducted to date involving rTMS and SD. In addition, it explores the potential new avenues for future research in the deployment of rTMS-SD as a viable treatment option.



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