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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
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Shalvata Mental Health Center Identifier:
First received: June 10, 2012
Last updated: June 18, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
  • 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.

Condition Intervention
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Device: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Magstim, Rapid) Other: Placebo Treatment

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of the Pre-Frontal Cortex in the Treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders: A Randomized, Controlled, Double Blind Study.

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Further study details as provided by Shalvata Mental Health Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: July 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Treatment Group 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
Sham Comparator: Sham group
Sham TMS coil (same noise, minimal magnetic field)
Other: Placebo Treatment
Sham coil (minimal magnetic field, same noise and feeling)
Other Names:
  • Placebo
  • Sham


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

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
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01618110

Contact: Aviv Segev, MD 972-9-7478-644
Contact: Yuval Bloch, MD 972-9-7478-510

Shalvata MHC Not yet recruiting
Hod Hasharon, Israel
Contact: Aviv Segev, MD    972-9-7478-644   
Principal Investigator: Yuval Bloch, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Aviv Segev, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shalvata Mental Health Center
Principal Investigator: Yuval Bloch, MD Shalvata MHC
  More Information

Responsible Party: Shalvata Mental Health Center Identifier: NCT01618110     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SH-12-0012
Study First Received: June 10, 2012
Last Updated: June 18, 2012

Keywords provided by Shalvata Mental Health Center:
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

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