editore: Hodder Arnold
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a method for stimulating the cerebral cortex through the intact skull by use of a coil delivering a rapidly changing magnetic field. It has applications in neuropsychiatric diagnosis, and in psychiatric therapy, using around one million times less energy than is required for traditional electroconvulsive therapy. Bringing together the basic science, fundamental principles, and essential practicalities of TMS, this book should prove useful to all users whether they are using the technique clinically or in research. The final two sections then bring together current up to date knowledge of applications of the technique. This handbook offers a companion to users of TMS in all departments of neurology, neurophysiology, neuropsychology, and psychiatry.