Preliminary fMRI study of the effects on cortical activation of the treatment of refractory auditory hallucinations with rTMS
Paul B Fitzgerald, Anusha Sritharan, Jessica Benitez, Z Jeff Daskalakis, Graetne Jackson, Jayashri Kulkarni, Gary F Egan
PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH-NEUROIMAGING | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2007
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.