Handbook of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

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Alvaro Pascual-Leone
Taylor & Francis, Nov 30, 2001 - Medical - 416 pages
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Transcranial Magnetic Stimul0tion (TMS) is a non-invasive technique that has revolutionised the study of the human nervous system allowing in-depth investigations of complex voluntary motor control pathways. Today, many of the techniques used in TMS have become routine in clinical electrophysiological assessments. As an investigative tool, its application ranges from clinical diagnostics to cognitive research. Now the use of repetitive TMS (rTMS) is gaining support amongst psychiatrists as evidence suggests that it may provide an alternative to ECT in treating depression and other psychiatric disorders.



This handbook brings together the basic science, fundamental principles, and essential procedures of TMS needed by all those useing or planning to use the technique clinically or in research. The final two sections focus upon current up to date knowledge of applications of the technique. Written in a digestible style by world authorities in different related specialties, the Handbook of TMS will be a valuable and comprehensive guide for clinical neurophysiologists, neuropsychiatrists, neurologists and psychiatrists.

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Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Associate Professor of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Nick Davey, Senior Lecturer of Physiology, Charing Cross Hospital, London. John Rothwell, Senior Lecturer, MRC Human Movement and Balance Unit, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London.

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