“Comparing Uni- and Bi-lateral TBS in Major Depression”
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a Health Canada approved treatment for major depression. Theta burst stimulation (TBS) is a very promising new treatment for major depression that allows a 15-fold reduction in duration of daily sessions. However, no large scale naturalistic study has assessed the superiority of bilateral TBS in comparison with unilateral left TBS. In fact, no TBS study thus far has included both unipolar and bipolar depression, or other psychiatric comorbidities such as anxiety. Maintenance has yet to be studied with TBS, along with an effective maintenance protocol to prevent relapse. Our study aims to explore and address these gaps.
Device - Theta burst stimulation
Cool B70 coil (left DLPFC) and Cool B65 active/placebo coil (right DLPFC), with X100 MagPro rTMS Device (Magventure A/S, Farum, Denmark)
A Naturalistic Study Comparing Uni- and Bi-lateral Theta Burst Stimulation in Major Depression