Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation induces an improvement in Parkinsonian symptoms

Judit Mally, Trevor W. Stone

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Abstract

Although primarily used as a tool in the diagnosis of neurological lesions, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has been tried as a therapeutic procedure in a few disorders and has, for example, been shown to be useful in the treatment of depression. We therefore assessed the potential benefit of transcranial magnetic stimulation when applied daily for 10 days to patients with Parkinson's disease. All the patients examined were already obtaining maximal benefit from drug therapy but TMS was able to induce significant improvements over a 6-month follow-up period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-523
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Science Research
Volume26
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 9 1998

Keywords

  • Cortical inhibition
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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