A double-blind sham-controlled trial of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of refractory auditory hallucinations.

@article{Fitzgerald2005ADS,
  title={A double-blind sham-controlled trial of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of refractory auditory hallucinations.},
  author={Paul B. Fitzgerald and Jessica Benitez and Jeff Z. Daskalakis and Timothy L. Brown and Natasha A U Marston and Anthony R A de Castella and Jayashri Kulkarni},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychopharmacology},
  year={2005},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={358-62}
}
BACKGROUND Previous research suggests that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) applied to the temporoparietal cortex may have therapeutic benefits for patients with schizophrenia and treatment-resistant auditory hallucinations. We aimed to test this hypothesis in a randomized double-blind trial. METHODS Thirty-three patients with treatment-resistant auditory hallucinations entered a randomized sham-controlled, double-blind trial. rTMS was applied for 10 consecutive weekdays… CONTINUE READING
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