Induction of mania by rTMS: Report of two cases

Pavlos Sakkas, Panajiota Mihalopoulou, Polyxeni Mourtzouhou, Costas Psarros, Vassilios Masdrakis, Antonis Politis, George N. Christodoulou

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There is some evidence that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) may be effective in treating depression. Using an intensive methodology of rTMS in two drug-resistant patients, we observed a good antidepressant effect, but also, induction of manic symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-198
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Psychiatry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Bipolar disorder
  • Mania
  • RTMS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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