rTMS as a Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease with and without Comorbidity of Depression: A Review
With an ever-increasing population of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients worldwide, a noninvasive treatment for AD is needed. In this paper, the application of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulus (rTMS) as a treatment for patients with probable AD is compared to the application of rTMS as a treatment for depression. Comorbidity of depression and dementia is discussed, as well as possible links between the two diseases. The possible confounding antidepressant effects of rTMS on cognitive improvements in AD patients are discussed.
Grant Rutherford, Rebecca Gole, and Zahra Moussavi, “rTMS as a Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease with and without Comorbidity of Depression: A Review,” Neuroscience Journal, vol. 2013, Article ID 679389, 5 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/679389