Temporo-parietal junction stimulation in the treatment of depersonalization disorder.


Journal Article

This is the first clinical trial of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) in depersonalization disorder (DPD). After 3weeks of right temporo-parietal junction (TPJ) rTMS, 6/12 patients responded. Five responders received 3 more weeks of right TPJ rTMS showing 68% DPD symptoms improvement. Right TPJ rTMS was safe and effective.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mantovani, A; Simeon, D; Urban, N; Bulow, P; Allart, A; Lisanby, S

Published Date

  • March 30, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 186 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 138 - 140

PubMed ID

  • 20837362

Pubmed Central ID

  • 20837362

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0165-1781

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.psychres.2010.08.022


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Ireland