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Table 5 Approval of rTMS application and continuing education

From: Knowledge and attitudes about transcranial magnetic stimulation among psychiatrists in China

Item No. (%) of Respondents
rTMS alone for treatment of refractory mental disorders
 Strongly discourage 7 (1.3)
 Don’t recommend 40 (7.7)
 Neutral 353 (67.6)
 Recommend 95 (18.2)
 Strongly recommend 27 (5.2)
rTMS combined with other treatments for refractory mental disorders
 Strongly discourage 0 (0.0)
 Don’t recommend 6 (1.1)
 Neutral 279 (53.4)
 Recommend 184 (35.2)
 Strongly recommend 53 (10.2)
Psychiatrists need to know about TMS  
 Yes 518 (99.2)
 No 4 (0.8)
Participate in TMS training within hospital
 Certainly not 1 (0.2)
 Probably not 7 (1.3)
 Probably 220 (42.1)
 Certainly 294 (56.3)