A preliminary fMRI study of the effects on cortical activation of the treatment of refractory auditory hallucinations with rTMS

Paul Bernard Fitzgerald, Anusha Sritharan, Jessica Benitez, Zafiris J Daskalakis, Grahame Jackson, Jayashri Kulkarni, Gary Francis Egan

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Three patients underwent fMRI during a word generation task before and after successful treatment of auditory hallucinations with rTMS and were compared to four control subjects. There was a significant increase and more normal task related brain activation in brain areas involved in language processing including left temporoparietal cortex after rTMS treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83 - 88
Number of pages6
JournalPsychiatry Research: Neuroimaging
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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