Transcranial magnetic stimulation for auditory hallucination in severe schizophrenia: Partial efficacy and acute elevation of sympathetic modulation

I. Ching Lai, Cheryl C H Yang, Terry B J Kuo, Kun Ruey Shieh

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Abstract

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has been reported to be an effective treatment for auditory hallucination (AH) in schizophrenia patients. The efficacy of rTMS and immediate changes in cardiac autonomic function (CAF) after rTMS in severe schizophrenia patients with AH (n = 8) were investigated. Three patients reported a ≥50% reduction of AH after rTMS. The ratio of low-frequency power to high-frequency power, an index of sympathetic modulation, increased significantly after rTMS. Further replication studies with larger sample sizes are indicated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-335
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume64
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Heart rate variability
  • Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • Schizophrenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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