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CNS & Neurological Disorders - Drug Targets
(Formerly Current Drug Targets - CNS & Neurological Disorders)
ISSN (Print): 1871-5273
ISSN (Online): 1996-3181
Epub Full Text Article
DOI: 10.2174/1871527313666140612112148      Price:  $95

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
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
Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, panic disorder, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, rTMS
Laboratory of Panic and Respiration.Institute of Psychiatry – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil