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Slow Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Can Rapidly Reduce Resistant Auditory Hallucinations in Schizophrenia

Published inBiological Psychiatry, vol. 57, no. 2, p. 188-191
Publication date2005
Abstract

Almost a quarter of patients with schizophrenia present with resistant auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH), a phenomenon that may relate to activation of brain areas underlying speech perception. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) at 1 Hz reduces cortical activation, and recent results have shown that 1-Hz left temporoparietal rTMS may reduce AVH. The aim of this study was to replicate recent data and investigate whether low-frequency rTMS with a high total stimulation number delivered in a shorter 5-day block produces similar benefit.

Keywords
  • Adult
  • Antipsychotic Agents/therapeutic use
  • Cross-Over Studies
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Drug Resistance
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy/methods
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • Female
  • Functional Laterality
  • Hallucinations/therapy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Parietal Lobe/physiopathology
  • Schizophrenia/therapy
  • Schizophrenic Psychology
  • Temporal Lobe/physiopathology
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation/therapeutic use
  • Treatment Outcome
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
Citation (ISO format)
POULET, Emmanuel et al. Slow Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Can Rapidly Reduce Resistant Auditory Hallucinations in Schizophrenia. In: Biological Psychiatry, 2005, vol. 57, n° 2, p. 188–191. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2004.10.007
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