FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CTMSS Reacts to revised TMS Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) recently published by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists:
March 9, 2021 – We note with considerable disquiet the most recent version of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for the treatment of mood disorders published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry in January of this year. The content of the guidelines as they relate to the treatment of depression with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) are inaccurate, misleading and inconsistent with both the scientific literature and the views of professional and regulatory bodies internationally. It is of grave concern to this organization and doubtless to TMS practitioners everywhere as well as the many patients who stand to benefit from this treatment, that the guidelines promulgated in Australia and New Zealand, where there is a long and distinguished history of development of this technology to the benefit of patients, are not in this instance evidence based and do not reflect the evolution of scientific evidence over time. Click here to read the full response.
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