Transcranial magnetic stimulation of left auditory cortex in patients with schizophrenia: effects on hallucinations and neurocognition

Alfredo A L d'Alfonso, André Aleman*, Roy P C Kessels, Eugène A Schouten, Albert Postma, Jeroen A van Der Linden, Wiepke Cahn, Yvonne Greene, Edward H F de Haan, René S Kahn

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The effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) on hallucination severity and neurocognition were studied in 9 medication-resistant hallucinating patients. A statistically significant improvement was observed on a hallucination scale after 10 days of TMS at the left auditory cortex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-9
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Adult
  • Antipsychotic Agents/therapeutic use
  • Auditory Cortex/radiation effects
  • Clozapine/therapeutic use
  • Cognition/radiation effects
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • Female
  • Hallucinations/etiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Schizophrenia/therapy
  • Schizophrenic Psychology

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