Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a relatively new
treatment modality for psychiatric patients. rTMS was demonstrated to be
effective in the treatment of depression. However, longitudinal outcome studies
have not yet been published. Relapse rates are higher in depressed patients and
most of them do not respond to the same treatment with similar success. In this
report we present a patient, who experienced relapse with the various
conventional drug treatments, but responded well to rTMS at three different
points in time. Copyright 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.