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

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;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

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0165-1781

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.psychres.2010.08.022


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Ireland