Transcranial magnetic stimulation as an efficient treatment for psychogenic movement disorders.

@article{Garcin2013TranscranialMS,
  title={Transcranial magnetic stimulation as an efficient treatment for psychogenic movement disorders.},
  author={B{\'e}atrice Garcin and Emmanuel Roze and Francine Mesrati and Emmanuel Cognat and E. Fournier and Marie Vidailhet and Bertrand Degos},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2013},
  volume={84 9},
  pages={
          1043-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Management of psychogenic movement disorders (PMDs) is challenging for neurologists and, to date, there is no consensus about their treatment. Recent studies suggested a possible therapeutic effect of repeated transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in psychogenic paralysis and tremor. OBJECTIVE To document the clinical impact of TMS in PMDs. METHODS We blindly video scored symptoms of consecutive patients with PMD who were recorded before and after TMS. TMS was delivered at low… CONTINUE READING

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