A preliminary study of fMRI-guided rTMS in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder.
|Title||A preliminary study of fMRI-guided rTMS in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Bystritsky, A, Kaplan JT, Feusner JD, Kerwin LE, Wadekar M, Burock M, Wu AD, Iacoboni M|
|Journal||The Journal of clinical psychiatry|
|Date Published||2008 Jul|
|Keywords||Adolescent, Adult, Anxiety Disorders, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Female, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Middle Aged, Prefrontal Cortex, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation|
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a noninvasive method that holds promise for treating several psychiatric disorders. Yet the most effective location and parameters for treatment need more exploration. Also, whether rTMS is an effective treatment for individuals with a DSM-IV diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) has not been empirically tested. The goal of this pilot study was to evaluate whether functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)-guided rTMS is effective in reducing symptoms of GAD.
|Alternate Journal||J Clin Psychiatry|