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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) during pregnancy: a fetal risk factor

Pridmore, S ORCID: 0000-0002-9170-1798, Turnier-Shea, Y, Rybak, M and Pridmore, W 2021 , 'Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) during pregnancy: a fetal risk factor' , Australasian Psychiatry , pp. 1-4 , doi: 10.1177/1039856221992636.

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Abstract

Objective:To examine reports of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) during pregnancy for evidence of fetal risk.Method:PubMed was used to locate relevant literature for the years 1998–2020 and reference lists were examined for materials not located electronically.Results:Ten reports were located dealing with 67 births over 20 years. Stimulation was applied is all trimesters, at low and high frequency, and as intermittent theta-burst stimulation. No mother or baby experienced a serious event.Conclusions:Certainty awaits large, standardized studies. However, the available reports provide no evidence that TMS to mother during pregnancy has detrimental effects on the fetus.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Pridmore, S and Turnier-Shea, Y and Rybak, M and Pridmore, W
Keywords: major depressive disorder, pregnancy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, safety
Journal or Publication Title: Australasian Psychiatry
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.
ISSN: 1039-8562
DOI / ID Number: 10.1177/1039856221992636
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Copyright 2021 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

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