Mood effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of left prefrontal cortex in healthy volunteers.

Mosimann, Urs Peter; Rihs, T. A.; Engeler, J.; Fisch, H.-U.; Schlaepfer, T. E. (2000). Mood effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of left prefrontal cortex in healthy volunteers. Psychiatry research, 94(3), pp. 251-256. Elsevier 10.1016/S0165-1781(00)00146-3

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This study investigated the effect of high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (HF-rTMS) of the left prefrontal cortex (LPFC) on mood in a sham-controlled crossover design. Twenty-five healthy male subjects received HF-rTMS of the LPFC in real and sham conditions. Forty trains (frequency 20 Hz, stimulation intensity 100% of individual motor threshold, train duration 2 s, intertrain interval 28 s) were applied in each session. Mood change from baseline was measured with five visual analog scales (VAS) for sadness, anxiety, happiness, tiredness and pain/discomfort. We were unable to demonstrate significant mood changes from baseline on visual analog scales after either sham or real stimulation of LPFC. There is insufficient evidence to support the general conclusion that HF-rTMS of LPFC has mood effects in healthy volunteers. Future studies should be sham-controlled, have larger sample sizes, and strictly stimulate one single region per session in order to exclude interaction effects with the previous stimulation.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

UniBE Contributor:

Mosimann, Urs Peter and Fisch, Hans-Ulrich

ISSN:

0165-1781

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Pascal Wurtz

Date Deposited:

18 Jul 2014 10:08

Last Modified:

18 Jul 2014 10:08

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/S0165-1781(00)00146-3

PubMed ID:

10889289

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/43046

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