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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2012 by Shalvata Mental Health Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: June 13, 2012
Last Update Posted: June 19, 2012
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Shalvata Mental Health Center
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
June 19, 2012
July 2012
July 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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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 (Participant, 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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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
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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
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
21 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
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Shalvata Mental Health Center
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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