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Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00169689
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 30, 2008
Information provided by:
Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf

Brief Summary:
The study is a prospective, randomized, double-blind sham-controlled study.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Schizophrenia Procedure: rTMS, "repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation" Other: rTMS Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The principal objective of this trial is to investigate the effect of left prefrontal high frequency rTMS on negative symptoms in schizophrenia.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Therapeutic and Biological Effects of High Frequency Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) in Schizophrenia
Study Start Date : June 2003
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Schizophrenia

Arm Intervention/treatment
Sham Comparator: rTMS
sham coil system versus verum rTMS stimulation
Procedure: rTMS, "repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation"
10 Hz rTMS (10.000 stimuli) over left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex

Other: rTMS
repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, 10 Hz, 10.000 stimuli, 2 weeks

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Clinical Global Impression; [ Time Frame: November 2007 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Global psychosocial functioning (GAF), PANSS-Negative Subscale,changes in EEG, heart rate variability, cortisol daytime profile, catecholamines, cognitive functioning [ Time Frame: November 2007 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • DSM-IV criteria for schizophrenia
  • age between 18 and 60
  • informed consent
  • right handed patient
  • no change of antipsychotic treatment > 2 weeks before recruitment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • seizures, epilepsy
  • history of severe head injury
  • status post implantation of a cardiac pacemaker or other electronic devi-ses

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00169689

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Joachim Cordes
Düsseldorf, Rhineland, Germany, 40629
Sponsors and Collaborators
Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf
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Principal Investigator: Joachim Cordes, MD Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf,Rhineland State Clinics Düsseldorf, Bergische Landstraße 2, 40629 Düsseldorf, Germany
Principal Investigator: PD Dr. W Wölwer Heinrich-Heine-University
Principal Investigator: PD Dr. MW Agelink Department of Psychiatry Herford

Publications of Results:
Cordes J, Arends M, Mobascher A, Jänner M, Wölwer W, Krieger K, Agelink MW, Klimke A, Brinkmeyer J. Left prefrontal high frequency repetitive transcra-nial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and the effect on schizophrenic psychopathol-ogy. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience 2004; Vol. 254, Suppl. 1: 11. Cordes J, Brinkmeyer J, Kotrotsios G, Arends M, Mobascher A, Agelink MW, Wölwer W. The effect of high frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimula-tion (rTMS) on negative symptoms and electrophysiological correlates of facial affect recognition in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin 2005 b; 31 (2): 510.

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Cordes, Joachim, Heinrich-Heine University Identifier: NCT00169689     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TMS_S_01
First Posted: September 15, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 30, 2008
Last Verified: January 2008
Keywords provided by Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf:
schizophrenia, rTMS
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Mental Disorders