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  • rTMS therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic

    COVID-19, Electroconvulsive therapy & neurostimulation

    PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Aug 2022
    • Published in Australia
  • ECT treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Electroconvulsive therapy & neurostimulation

    Considerations and precautions for the delivery of ECT during the pandemic. PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Aug 2022
    • Published in Australia
  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)

    Electroconvulsive therapy & neurostimulation

    This memorandum is for psychiatrists who are interested in using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) as a treatment for psychiatric disorders. PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Jul 2022
    • Published in Australia
  • Deep brain stimulation

    Electroconvulsive therapy & neurostimulation

    A clinical memorandum to inform psychiatrists who are interested in using Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) as a treatment for psychiatric disorders. PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Jul 2022
    • Published in Australia
  • rTMS in hospitals

    Electroconvulsive therapy & neurostimulation

    Guidance on the delivery of Medicare-funded repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) services in hospitals PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Nov 2021
    • Published in Australia
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

    Electroconvulsive therapy & neurostimulation

    Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a highly effective treatment with a strong evidence base, particularly for the treatment of severe depressive disorders.

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Oct 2019
    • Published in Australia
    • PS #74
  • Electroconvulsive therapy professional practice guideline

    Electroconvulsive therapy & neurostimulation

    Key practice considerations are the combination of dosing, electrode placement, pulse width, session frequency, concomitant medication and anaesthetic approach. PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Apr 2019
    • Published in Australia
  • Administration of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)

    Electroconvulsive therapy & neurostimulation

    Guidance on key professional practice issues that psychiatrists should consider when prescribing and administering repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). PDF Clinical guideline

    Clinical guideline
    • Last updated: Nov 2018
    • Published in Australia
    • PPG #16
  • Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

    Electroconvulsive therapy & neurostimulation

    Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is an effective treatment for major depressive disorders. It involves the focal application of a localised, pulsed magnetic field to the cerebral cortex, inducing small electrical currents which stimulate nerve cells.

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Nov 2018
    • Published in Australia
    • PS #79