About the Authors

Jeffrey Voigt

Contributed equally to this work with: Jeffrey Voigt, Linda Carpenter, Andrew Leuchter

Roles Writing – original draft

meddevconsultant@aol.com

Affiliation Medical Device Consultants of Ridgewood, LLC, Ridgewood, NJ, United States of America

Linda Carpenter

Contributed equally to this work with: Jeffrey Voigt, Linda Carpenter, Andrew Leuchter

Roles Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Institute for Brain Science, Brown University, Providence, RI, United States of America

Andrew Leuchter

Contributed equally to this work with: Jeffrey Voigt, Linda Carpenter, Andrew Leuchter

Roles Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Neuromodulation Division, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States of America

Competing Interests

Jeff Voigt is a reimbursement consultant for an rTMS company. Linda Carpenter, MD is a clinical advisor for rTMS companies. Andrew Leuchter, MD is a clinical advisor for rTMS companies. The funder (Magstim) provided an unrestricted grant to Medical Device Consultants of Ridgewood (commercial company) for the research, analysis, and preparation of the manuscript. The funder did not have any additional role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. The specific roles of these authors are articulated in the ‘author contributions’ section. Linda Carpenter, MD, has received consulting income from Magstim, Inc (<$5,000/year). Additionally, Dr. Carpenter has received clinical trial research support from Neuronetics, NeoSync, and Jannssen; and equipment support from NeoSync and Neuronetics. The commercial affiliation as noted in the prior paragraph does not alter our adherence to all PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.