Research into the use of repetitive TMS for the treatment of patients with depression has been conducted for over 15 years. The aim of this article was to review the development of repetitive TMS as a depression treatment. Most of the trials conducted on the technique have evaluated the efficacy of high-frequency repetitive TMS when applied to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex
Research into the use of rTMS for the treatment of patients with depression has now been conducted for over 15 years. The aim of this article was to review the development of rTMS treatment for depression and the current state of evidence supporting its use. The vast majority of the trials conducted on the technique have evaluated the efficacy of high-frequency rTMS applied to the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex using a set of parameters very similar to those originally described in the mid-1990s.