Linking Neuropathogical findings to rTMS

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Linking Neuropathogical findings to rTMS

Postby kulkulkan » Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:54 pm

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Linking Neuropathological Findings to Treatment with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.

Casanova MF1, Sokhadze E, Opris I, Wang Y, Li X.
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Acta Paediatr. 2015 Jan 27. doi: 10.1111/apa.12943. [Epub ahead of print]

Postmortem studies in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) individuals indicate the presence of abnormalities within the peripheral neuropil space (PNS) of cortical minicolumns. The geometrical orientation of inhibitory elements within the PNS suggests using repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) to up-regulate their activity. Several rTMS trials in ASD have shown marked improvements in motor symptomatology, attention, and perceptual binding.

CONCLUSION: rTMS is the first therapeutic attempt at ASD aimed at correcting some of its core pathology. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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