TMS in Treatment of Schizophrenia Negative Symptoms

2020-02-19 18:28:40 | BioPortfolio


Primary objective: to examine the efficacy and safety of high frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (HF rTMS) with H7-coil applied once daily during the twenty days, augmentative to the standard antipsychotic pharmacotherapy and other treatment of negative symptoms in schizophrenia.

Targeted population: patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, 18-55 years old with predominant negative symptoms, stable condition for >3 months and unchanged antipsychotic therapy for >1 months and no treatment with antidepressants.

Study design: industry independent, multicenter, prospective randomized sham-controlled, two-arms, triple-blind superiority clinical trial with concealed allocation and masked independent outcome assessment.

Primary outcome: adjusted median of differences in total SANS score. Adjustment for age, gender, baseline total SANS score, duration of the disorder, and antipsychotic therapy.

Study Design




HR rTMS, sham


PB Sveti Ivan




Sveti Ivan Psychiatric Hospital

Results (where available)

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