Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation over the right prefrontal cortex improves ADHD symptoms: A combined TMS-EEG study Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Background ADHD is a mental health disorder characterized by various symptoms including cognitive impairments, inattention, impulsivity and in some cases, hyperactivity. Despite its high prevalence, the only empirically validated treatment for ADHD is chronic administration of psychostimulants which is not tolerable by all patients. Deep TMS is a promising technique used for treatment of otherwise treatment-resistant neuropsychiatric patients. Notably, this tool can induce long-term alterations in neural cognitive networks and thus may provide means for cognitive and executive restoration. The current study is designed to investigate the therapeutic effect of dTMS on attention measures of ADHD patients and to map the resulting short and long–term changes within the brain. Methods In this double- blind randomized controlled study, patients diagnosed as having adult ADHD receive 15 …

publication date

  • September 1, 2014