TMS Promising for Generalized Anxiety

NEW YORK ― Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) appears to be a promising treatment for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), new research suggests.

Preliminary results from what investigators report is the first randomized controlled trial to explore the efficacy of rTMS for GAD showed "large pre­ to posttreatment effect sizes in anxiety and worry for active rTMS compared to more variable treatment effects for a sham procedure."

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