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Comment & Response
August 2017

Network Meta-analysis in Mental Health Research—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Laboratory of Neurosciences (LIM-27), Department and Institute of Psychiatry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2Paris Descartes University, Paris, France
  • 3INSERM, UMR1153 Epidemiology and Statistics, Sorbonne Paris Cité Research Center (CRESS), METHODS Team, Paris, France
  • 4Cochrane France, Paris, France
JAMA Psychiatry. 2017;74(8):851-852. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.1170

In Reply Network meta-analyses (NMAs) represent a new paradigm in mental health treatment research that have been seldom used and can be reliable and useful.1 Thus, we thank Roth et al and Feifel for their letters commenting on our NMA2 and bringing up some issues for discussion. It should be underscored that our NMA results regarding the efficacy and acceptability of high-frequency, low-frequency, and θ-burst stimulation and bilateral repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)—which represent 95% of the included studies—are in line with previous pairwise meta-analyses findings.3-5

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