Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS): New Tool, New Therapy and New Hope for ADHD

Maria T. Acosta, Fidias E. Leon-Sarmiento

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Curr Med Res Opin. 2003;19(2) 

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Conclusion

If the evidence-based science and experimental effects of rTMS (mostly dopamine modulation) can be replicated in children with ADHD after systematic clinical research trials to investigate efficacy, safety, cost-effectiveness and clinical utility — in comparison to both placebo and standard treatments — we anticipate that this tool and the like might become an effective and secure treatment to be employed for this neuropsychiatric condition targeting the specific cortical systems affected. Since the available evidence suggests this is a safe and well-tolerated technique for children,[58] rTMS application on ADHD patients is worth trying and we advocate carefully conducted clinical trials, the results of which are awaited with much and obvious interest.

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