Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex reduces nicotine cue craving.

@article{Li2013RepetitiveTM,
  title={Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex reduces nicotine cue craving.},
  author={Xingbao Li and Karen J. Hartwell and Max M Owens and Todd Lematty and Jeffrey Borckardt and Colleen A. Hanlon and Kathleen T. Brady and Mark S. George},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={2013},
  volume={73 8},
  pages={714-20}
}
BACKGROUND Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) can noninvasively stimulate the brain and transiently amplify or block behaviors mediated through a region. We hypothesized that a single high-frequency rTMS session over the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) would reduce cue craving for cigarettes compared with a sham TMS session. METHODS Sixteen non-treatment-seeking, nicotine-dependent participants were randomized to receive either real high-frequency rTMS (10 Hz, 100… CONTINUE READING