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2022 Sep

Psychiatr Danub


Suppl 8

Association between Neuropathic Pain and Depression: Focusing on the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation As a Promising Treatment Approach.


Gayduk AJ, Shishkovskaia TI, Cumming P, Koutsomitros T, Sack AT, Vlasov YV, Smirnova D
Psychiatr Danub. 2022 Sep; 34(Suppl 8):105-111.
PMID: 36170712.


Neuropathic pain (NP) affects approximately 7% of the general population and is often accompanied by depressive symptoms with up to 85% of NP patients are suffering from comorbid depression (CD). The noninvasive neuromodulation technique of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an established proven clinically effective nonpharmacological treatment for depression, and considered a highly promising option also for reducing the burden of NP by relieving pain perception and increasing patients' quality of life. In this article, we systematically review the various clinical protocols used in TMS treatments in patients suffering from NP and comorbid depression.