Efficacy of add-on deep transcranial magnetic stimulation in comorbid alcohol dependence and dysthymic disorder: three case reports.

@article{Rapinesi2013EfficacyOA,
  title={Efficacy of add-on deep transcranial magnetic stimulation in comorbid alcohol dependence and dysthymic disorder: three case reports.},
  author={Chiara Rapinesi and Georgios Demetrios Kotzalidis and Daniele Serata and Antonio Del Casale and Francesco Saverio Bersani and Andrea Solfanelli and Paola Scatena and Ruggero Nessim Raccah and Roberto Brugnoli and Vittorio Digiacomantonio and Paolo Carbonetti and Claudio Fensore and Roberto Tatarelli and Gloria Angeletti and Stefano Ferracuti and Paolo Girardi},
  journal={The primary care companion for CNS disorders},
  year={2013},
  volume={15 1}
}
BACKGROUND Craving for alcohol is associated with abnormal activation in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) has shown promise in the treatment of depression. There are few treatment options for treatment-resistant dysthymic disorder comorbid with alcohol use disorder. OBJECTIVE To investigate the possible anticraving efficacy of bilateral dorsolateral prefrontal cortex high-frequency dTMS in 3 patients with comorbid long-term DSM-IV-TR dysthymic… CONTINUE READING
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