A transcranial magnetic stimulation study of the effects of olanzapine and risperidone on motor cortical excitability in patients with schizophrenia

@article{Fitzgerald2002ATM,
  title={A transcranial magnetic stimulation study of the effects of olanzapine and risperidone on motor cortical excitability in patients with schizophrenia},
  author={Paul B. Fitzgerald and Timothy L. Brown and Jeff Z. Daskalakis and Jayashri Kulkarni},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2002},
  volume={162},
  pages={74-81}
}
Rationale: There has been a progressive increase in interest in the functioning of the main inhibitory and excitatory neurotransmitters in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Limited information is available as to how these neurotransmitters are affected by commonly prescribed antipsychotic agents. Objectives: We investigated whether the atypical antipsychotics olanzapine and risperidone differ in their effects on inhibitory and excitatory cortical markers measured with transcranial magnetic… CONTINUE READING