Immediate cognitive effects of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in eating disorders: A pilot study

Immediate cognitive effects of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in eating disorders: A pilot study

Author Van den Eynde, F. Google Scholar
Claudino, Angélica de Medeiros Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Campbell, I. C. Google Scholar
Schmidt, U. Google Scholar
Institution Kings Coll London
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of high frequency repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS), delivered to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, on selective attention in people with a bulimic disorder. METHOD: Participants (N=33) were randomised to a single session of real or sham rTMS. They performed a Stroop colour word task before and after the rTMS intervention. Interference scores were calculated as the time difference between completing cards with congruent and incongruent stimuli. RESULTS: Analysis of covariance comparing the interference scores post-rTMS with the pre-rTMS scores as covariates showed no differences between the real and sham groups [F(1,32)=1.110; p=0.301]. DISCUSSION: While methodological issues warrant a cautious interpretation, these pilot data suggest that selective attention is unaffected by a single session of rTMS. (Eating Weight Disord. 16: e45-e48, 2011). (c) 2011, Editrice Kurtis
Keywords Eating disorders
rTMS
Stroop
cognition
bulimia nervosa
EDNOS
Language English
Sponsor Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Specialist Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health
Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
Date 2011-03-01
Published in Eating And Weight Disorders-studies On Anorexia Bulimia And Obesity. Milan: Editrice Kurtis S R L, v. 16, n. 1, p. 45-48, 2011.
ISSN 1124-4909 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Editrice Kurtis S R L
Extent E45-E48
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF03327520
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000293207800007
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/43509

Show full item record




File

File Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Search


Browse

Statistics

My Account