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Table 4 BDI and PASAT scores before and after receiving rTMS and SSRIs

From: Fractional anisotropy measurements of the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex for therapeutic response assessment after repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis patients suffering from depression

   At baseline 6 weeks after treatment P value
   Mean ± SD Mean ± SD  
rTMS group BDI 17.6 ± 3.25 10.6 ± 1.89 < 0.001*
PASAT 23 ± 6.36 24.87 ± 6.6 0.002*
SSRI group BDI 17.6 ± 3.1 10.6 ± 1.84 < 0.001*
PASAT 23.8 ± 6.4 25.07 ± 7.02 < 0.001*