Transcranial magnetic stimulation for severe depression (IPG242)
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The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on transcranial magnetic stimulation for severe depression.
The guidance was considered for reassessment in January 2011 and it was concluded that NICE will not be updating this guidance at this stage. However, if you believe there is new evidence which should warrant a review of our guidance, please contact us via the email address below.
The technique involves placement of a small coil over the scalp; a rapidly alternating current is then passed through the coil wire, producing a magnetic field that passes through the brain. The application of the magnetic field may be used to either stimulate or inhibit specific areas of the brain.
A09.8 Other specified neurostimulation of brain
In addition the ICD-10 code F32.2 Severe depressive episode without psychotic symptoms or F32.3 Severe depressive episode with psychotic symptoms would be recorded.
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- IPG242 Transcranial magnetic stimulation for severe depression: guidance (web format)
- IPG242 Transcranial magnetic stimulation for severe depression: Consultee comments table
- Transcranial magnetic stimulation for severe depression (interventional procedures consultation)
- Transcranial magnetic stimulation for severe depression (interventional procedures overview)
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: depression
This page was last updated: 04 March 2011
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