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author = {Godfrey, K and Muthukumaraswamy, SD and Stinear, CM and Hoeh, NR},
doi = {10.1016/j.pscychresns.2023.111767},
journal = {Psychiatry Res Neuroimaging},
title = {Resting-state EEG connectivity recorded before and after rTMS treatment in patients with treatment-resistant depression.},
url = {},
volume = {338},
year = {2024}

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AB - Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has shown efficacy and tolerability in Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). However, the underlying mechanisms of its antidepressant effects remain unclear. This open-label study investigated electroencephalography (EEG) functional connectivity markers associated with response and the antidepressant effects of rTMS. Resting-state EEG data were collected from 28 participants with MDD before and after a four-week rTMS course. Source-space functional connectivity between 38 cortical regions was compared using an orthogonalised amplitude approach. Depressive symptoms significantly improved following rTMS, with 43 % of participants classified as responders. While the study's functional connectivity findings did not withstand multiple comparison corrections, exploratory analyses suggest an association between theta band connectivity and rTMS treatment mechanisms. Fronto-parietal theta connectivity increased after treatment but did not correlate with antidepressant response. Notably, low baseline theta connectivity was associated with greater response. However, due to the exploratory nature and small sample size, further replication is needed. The findings provide preliminary evidence that EEG functional connectivity, particularly within the theta band, may reflect the mechanisms by which rTMS exerts its therapeutic effects.
AU - Godfrey,K
AU - Muthukumaraswamy,SD
AU - Stinear,CM
AU - Hoeh,NR
DO - 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2023.111767
PY - 2024///
TI - Resting-state EEG connectivity recorded before and after rTMS treatment in patients with treatment-resistant depression.
T2 - Psychiatry Res Neuroimaging
UR -
UR -
VL - 338
ER -