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Perspectives - Opinion - Is there a future for therapeutic use of transcranial magnetic stimulation?

Ridding, MC; Rothwell, JC; (2007) Perspectives - Opinion - Is there a future for therapeutic use of transcranial magnetic stimulation? NAT REV NEUROSCI , 8 (7) 559 - 567. 10.1038/nrn2169.

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Abstract

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) has in recent years been used to explore therapeutic opportunities in a bewildering variety of conditions. Although there is good evidence that this technique can modify cortical activity, the rationale for its use in many of the conditions investigated so far is not clear. Here we discuss the effects of rTMS in healthy subjects and how it has been used in a number of neurological conditions. We argue that a better understanding of both the effects of rTMS and the pathological processes underlying the conditions for which it is used will reveal whether rTMS really does offer therapeutic potential and, if so, for which conditions.

Type: Article
Title: Perspectives - Opinion - Is there a future for therapeutic use of transcranial magnetic stimulation?
DOI: 10.1038/nrn2169
Keywords: HUMAN MOTOR CORTEX, OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER, THETA-BURST-STIMULATION, PAIRED ASSOCIATIVE STIMULATION, LONG-TERM POTENTIATION, LOW-FREQUENCY RTMS, CORTICAL PLASTICITY, PREMOTOR CORTEX, CHRONIC STROKE, AUDITORY HALLUCINATIONS
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Clinical and Movement Neurosciences
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/136612
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