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Is transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) effective for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Q: Is repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation effective for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder?

A:Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is currently being used as a potential treatment for many psychiatric and neurological disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, addictions, Parkinson’s disease, migraine, multiple sclerosis and autism. In the case of OCD, rTMS has been shown to not only bring about significant improvement in the obsessive thoughts and compulsive urges but it also helps to improve the mood of the individual.

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