Fractional Anisotropy Changes After Several Weeks of Daily Left High-Frequency Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of the Prefrontal Cortex to Treat Major Depression

Kozel F. A. , Johnson K. A. , Nahas Z., Nakonezny P. A. , Morgan P. S. , Anderson B. S. , ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF ECT, cilt.27, sa.1, ss.5-10, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/yct.0b013e3181e6317d
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF ECT
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.5-10


Objectives: As part of a sham controlled treatment trial using daily left repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), brain changes associated with 4 to 6 weeks of treatment were examined using diffusion tensor imaging to noninvasively evaluate prefrontal white matter (WM) microstructure. A decrease in fractional anisotropy values of the left prefrontal WM could indicate damage to the region.