Transcranial magnetic stimulation in mania: a controlled study.
Grisaru N; Chudakov B; Yaroslavsky Y; Belmaker RH
Am J Psychiatry 1998 Nov;155(11):1608-10

ABSTRACT:
OBJECTIVE: Left Prefrontal Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Has Been Reported To Have ECT-like Effects In Depression; Therefore, The Authors Planned A Study Of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation In Mania.
METHOD: Sixteen Patients Completed A 14-day Double-blind, Controlled Trial Of Right Versus Left Prefrontal Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation At 20 Hz (2-second Duration Per Train, 20 Trains/day For 10 Treatment Days). Mania Was Evaluated With The Mania Scale, The Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale, And The Clinical Global Impression. RESULTS: Significantly More Improvement Was Observed In Patients Treated With Right Than With Left Prefrontal Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.
CONCLUSIONS: The Therapeutic Effect Of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation In Mania May Show Laterality Opposite To Its Effect In Depression.
MAIN MESH HEADINGS: Bipolar Disorder/*therapy
Laterality/*physiology
Magnetics/*therapeutic Use
Prefrontal Cortex/*physiology

PUBLICATION TYPES: CLINICAL TRIAL JOURNAL ARTICLE
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
LANGUAGES: Eng

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