OBJECTIVE: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a noninvasive technique for brain stimulation often used as a diagnostic and therapeutic therapy in neuroscience and psychiatry for different diseases including epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and treatment-resistant major depressive disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Recent studies have shown the enhanced benefits of using TMS for its potential to provoke changes in the physiological processing of the human brain.
RESULTS: In the current review article, emphasis will be placed on both the applications of TMS as well as the different types of TMS used to benefit subjects with epilepsy, stroke, and multiple sclerosis. Furthermore, we aim at discussing the potential of using TMS for the treatment of neurological diseases.
CONCLUSIONS: By paying special consideration to a Middle Eastern context, we aimed at illustrating the possibilities that TMS could bring for clinicians and patients in this nationally prioritized research field.
To cite this article
F. Al-Sultan, A. Al-Zahrani, F. Al-Kahtani, A. Al-Thaqib, A. Al-Mousa, S. Bashir
The future of transcranial magnetic stimulation in neuroscience and neurology in the Middle East
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 23 - N. 10