Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for Tourette syndrome.
SourceNeurology, 59, 11, (2002), pp. 1789-1791
Article / Letter to editor
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SubjectPathophysiology of Brain and Behaviour; Pathofysiologie van Hersenen en Gedrag
In a single-blinded, placebo-controlled, crossover repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) trial, 16 patients with Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (GTS) received in random sequence 1 Hz motor, premotor, and sham rTMS, which each consisted of two 20-minute rTMS sessions applied on 2 consecutive days. In the 12 patients who completed the trial, there was no significant improvement of symptoms after any of the rTMS conditions as assessed with the Motor tic, Obsessions and compulsions, Vocal tic Evaluation Survey.
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