Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) to Treat Refractory Panic Disorder Patient: A Case Report

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Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) to Treat Refractory Panic Disorder Patient: A Case Report

Author(s): S Machado, V Santos, F Paes, O Arias-Carrión, M G Carta, A C Silva and A E Nardi

Affiliation: Laboratory of Panic and Respiration.Institute of Psychiatry – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Abstract

Panic disorder (PD) is an anxiety disorder that is highly disruptive to the patient’s life and in need of options of effective treatments. In this case report, we present an application of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in a refractory patient resistant to cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and pharmacotherapy who was treated with a combined protocol of rTMS with a sequential stimulation of right and left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC). The protocol was conducted 3 times per week during 4 weeks, with one month follow-up. Patient improved and the results suggest that rTMS can an effective option of treatment

Keywords: Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, panic disorder, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, rTMS

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Article Details

Volume: 13
First Page: 1
Last Page: 4
Page Count: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1871527313666140612112148
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