Background: Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a novel, experimental procedure in the treatment of psychiatric disorders, most notably mood disorders. Transcranial magnetic stimulation is currently being widely studied in other applications, and its efficacies and potential side effects are being investigated. Methods: Transcranial magnetic stimulation was administered five times a week for 4 weeks. Results:In this report, a manic episode followed treatment with transcranial magnetic stimulation in two patients. Conclusions: Clinicians should be aware that, like with other antidepressive treatments, a switch into mania might complicate treatment with transcranial magnetic stimulation in bipolar patients.
- Antidepressants-adverse effects
- Bipolar affective disorder
- Major depressive disorder
- Transcranial magnetic stimulation