Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders

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First received: June 10, 2012
Last updated: June 18, 2012
Last verified: June 2012

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of the Pre-Frontal Cortex in the Treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders: A Randomized, Controlled, Double Blind Study.
  • ADHD is one of the most common psychiatric disorders.
  • While most of the attention is directed towards youth, 60% continue to suffer symptoms into adult life.
  • Current treatment is effective, but 30% suffer side effects that lowers QOL, and 20% are non-responders.
  • Known mechanism of pathophysiology includes hypoactive dopaminergic system, especially at right PFC.
  • It is this study hypothesis that by stimulating the right PFC by TMS, it will be possible to alleviate ADHD symptoms.
  • A 10 sessions of treatment will by applied on a randomly allocated group of patients, diagnosed with ADHD, in a 2:1 ratio: The first group will receive an actual TMS treatment, and the second group will receive a sham treatment.
  • Improvement of objective and subjective ADHD scale will be examined.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Device: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Magstim, Rapid)
    Superficial rTMS, directed at right PFC, power of 100% of MT, 10Hz for 4 seconds, intervals of 30 seconds, 42 trains.
    Other Names:
    • Magstim, Rapid
    • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
  • Other: Placebo Treatment
    Sham coil (minimal magnetic field, same noise and feeling)
    Other Names:
    • Placebo
    • Sham
  • Active Comparator: Treatment Group
    Intervention: Device: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Magstim, Rapid)
  • Sham Comparator: Sham group
    Sham TMS coil (same noise, minimal magnetic field)
    Intervention: Other: Placebo Treatment
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July 2014
July 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18-50
  • Established diagnosis of ADHD
  • No C/I for TMS
  • Has signed an informed consent form

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Major Psychiatric disorders (Psychotic or Affective)
  • Active use of drugs (4 weeks prior to participation)
  • Neurologic disorder such as Epilepsy.
  • No use of stimulants during the previous 7 days
21 Years to 50 Years
Contact: Aviv Segev, MD 972-9-7478-644
Contact: Yuval Bloch, MD 972-9-7478-510
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Shalvata Mental Health Center
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Principal Investigator: Yuval Bloch, MD Shalvata MHC
Shalvata Mental Health Center
June 2012

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