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ABSTRACT. Background: Various TMS protocols have been described, none is appropriate in all circumstances. Objective: To describe the response of a person with acute MDD treated with TMS who was only available for treatment on 3 consecutive days per week. Method: 5 treatment sessions were provided over 3 days – this was provided 4 times, separated by no-treatment periods of 4 days. HAMD6, CSI-S and VAS for depression were completed on the first and last day of each 3-day treatment series. Results: Remarkable improvement; the HAMD6 fell from 12 (severe depression) to 0, the CGI-S fell from 5 (Markedly ill) to 1 (Normal, not mentally ill) and the VAS fell by 98%. There was clear improvement during the last 3 treatment series, as well as during all 3 no-treatment periods. Conclusion: Should these findings be replicated, an additional, useful protocol may be established.

Keywords: transcranial magnetic stimulation; major depressive disorder; psychiatry

How to cite: Pridmore, Saxby, Fiona Lawson, Yvonne Turnier-Shea, and Tamara May (2018). “MDD Treated with 5 TMS Sessions over 3 Days, Repeated 4 Times: A Case Report,” American Journal of Medical Research 5(2): 24–27.

Received 23 April 2018 • Received in revised form 12 July 2018
Accepted 15 July 2018 • Available online 5 August 2018

doi:10.22381/AJMR5220182

SAXBY PRIDMORE
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Saint Helen’s Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania
University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania
(corresponding author)
FIONA LAWSON
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Saint Helen’s Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania
YVONNE TURNIER-SHEA
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Saint Helen’s Hospital, Hobart, Tasmania
TAMARA MAY
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Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria

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