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BACKGROUND Negative symptoms in schizophrenia are associated with deficits in executive function and frequently prove highly resistant to neuroleptic medication. Using repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) to activate the prefrontal cortex has been suggested as a treatment for negative symptoms. METHODS We performed a double-blind randomized(More)
OBJECTIVE Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has been reported to be as effective as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for major depression. The authors conducted a multicenter randomized, controlled trial to test the equivalence of rTMS with ECT. METHOD Forty-six patients with major depression referred for ECT were randomly assigned to(More)
BACKGROUND Effectiveness of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for major depression is unclear. The authors performed a randomized controlled trial comparing real and sham adjunctive rTMS with 4-month follow-up. METHOD Fifty-nine patients with major depression were randomly assigned to a 10-day course of either real (n=29) or sham (n=30)(More)
The aim of the current study was to conduct a qualitative investigation of attitudes to work among people diagnosed with clinical depression. It was of particular interest to understand the role played by illness in attitudes to recovery. The economic and social burden of adult depression on society is becoming increasingly apparent. It has been argued that(More)
Managing patients with first-episode schizophrenia is a challenging task for psychiatrists. Early diagnosis and effective intervention are vital to achieving long-term positive clinical outcomes among first-episode patients. Although these patients are the most responsive to treatment, they are also more susceptible to adverse events. The efficacy and(More)
The aim of the study was to examine the effect of contingent monetary reinforcement and enhanced instructions on Span of Apprehension (SPAN) performance in a group of young people with early onset psychosis. Twenty-five participants (mean age 16.7) received a 3- and 12-letter version of the SPAN task six times: baseline, three x intervention, post-test, and(More)
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