Cortical Anatomical Variations and Efficacy of rTMS in the Treatment of Auditory Hallucinations.

@article{Nathou2015CorticalAV,
  title={Cortical Anatomical Variations and Efficacy of rTMS in the Treatment of Auditory Hallucinations.},
  author={Cl{\'e}ment Nathou and G. Simon and Sonia Dollfus and O. Etard},
  journal={Brain stimulation},
  year={2015},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={1162-7}
}
BACKGROUND Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) shows high inter-subject variability in its efficacy for treating resistant auditory verbal hallucinations in schizophrenia. Currently, the response of an individual patient to rTMS treatment cannot be predicted. It is possible that cortical anatomical characteristics could affect the therapeutic response. OBJECTIVE We hypothesized that rTMS efficacy is related to anatomical variations underlying the stimulation target in the left… CONTINUE READING