Transient alcohol craving suppression by rTMS of dorsal anterior cingulate: an fMRI and LORETA EEG study.

@article{Ridder2011TransientAC,
  title={Transient alcohol craving suppression by rTMS of dorsal anterior cingulate: an fMRI and LORETA EEG study.},
  author={Dirk De Ridder and Sven Vanneste and Silvia Kovacs and Stefan Sunaert and Geert Dom},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={2011},
  volume={496 1},
  pages={5-10}
}
It has recently become clear that alcohol addiction might be related to a brain dysfunction, in which a genetic background and environmental factors shape brain mechanisms involved with alcohol consumption. Craving, a major component determining relapses in alcohol abuse has been linked to abnormal activity in the orbitofrontal cortex, dorsal anterior cingulated cortex (dACC) and amygdala. We report the results of a patient who underwent rTMS targeting the dACC using a double cone coil in an… CONTINUE READING
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