Journal article

A multivariate neuroimaging biomarker of individual outcome to transcranial magnetic stimulation in depression

Robin FH Cash, Luca Cocchi, Rodney Anderson, Anton Rogachov, Aaron Kucyi, Alexander J Barnett, Andrew Zalesky, Paul B Fitzgerald

HUMAN BRAIN MAPPING | WILEY | Published : 2019


The neurobiology of major depressive disorder (MDD) remains incompletely understood, and many individuals fail to respond to standard treatments. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) has emerged as a promising antidepressant therapy. However, the heterogeneity of response underscores a pressing need for biomarkers of treatment outcome. We acquired resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rsfMRI) data in 47 MDD individuals prior to 5-8 weeks of rTMS treatment targeted using the F3 beam approach and in 29 healthy comparison subjects. The caudate, prefrontal cortex, and thalamus showed significantly lower blood oxygenation..

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