Major depressive disorder (MDD) is prevalent among pregnant patients. Typical pharmacotherapy treatments may not always be viable options for patients due to symptom severity, the need for rapid symptom resolution, and perceived concerns about the effects of medications on fetal development. Alternative therapies such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) have gained interest and research attention.
By MGH Center for Women's Mental Health
April 6th, 2023
TMs or Neuromodulation for Depression
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