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Evaluation of the Effect of rTMS on Attention in Adults Diagnosed With Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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 January 2009 by Shalvata Mental Health Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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Shalvata Mental Health Center Identifier:
First received: January 19, 2009
Last updated: January 20, 2009
Last verified: January 2009
The aim of the study is to evaluate the immediate effect of rTMS on attention in adults diagnosed with ADHD. the design is a double blind sham controlled crossover study.

Condition Intervention
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Device: rTMS Device: shamTMS

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Official Title: Evaluation of the Effect of rTMS on Attention in Adults Diagnosed With ADHD

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Further study details as provided by Shalvata Mental Health Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • PANNAS questionnaire modified for attention [ Time Frame: within one hour of the rTMS session ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • the CANTAB neurocognitive battery [ Time Frame: within 2 hours of the stimulation ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: March 2007
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: rTMS
rTMS session
Device: rTMS
42 2 sec trains of 20HZ rTMS in 100% MT
Sham Comparator: SHAM
sham session
Device: shamTMS
sham TMS session

Detailed Description:
The subjects were randomly assigned to two groups. group 1 starts with the real rTMS session followed within one week with a sham session. group 2 starts with a sham session and within one week recieve a real session. the subjects go through a neurocognitive evaluation before and after rTMS sessions and a clinical evaluation questionnaire modified for attention.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 18-65
  • diagnosis of ADHD according to DSM IV criteria

Exclusion Criteria:

  • other axis I diagnosis
  • risk factors for seizure
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00825708

Contact: Eiran V Harel, MD 097478644

Shalvata MHC, cognitive and emotion lab Recruiting
Hod Hasharon, Israel
Principal Investigator: Yuval Bloch, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shalvata Mental Health Center
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Yuval Bloch, shalvataMHC Identifier: NCT00825708     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SH20107
Study First Received: January 19, 2009
Last Updated: January 20, 2009

Keywords provided by Shalvata Mental Health Center:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
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