Mal de debarquement syndrome (MdDS) is a rare and poorly understood condition of perceived continual motion. Using a multiple-case design (n = 13; 8 f; 63.5 ± 12.6 years), this study investigated the efficacy of eight 20-min sessions, over 4 weeks, of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) of the dorsolateral pre-frontal cortex. Compared to sham, rTMS demonstrated improvement in balance and confidence in daily living activities. rTMS shows promise for the treatment of MdDS. However, larger trials with longer intervention periods are required.
- dorsolateral pre-frontal cortex
- Mal de debarquement syndrome
- repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation