Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A Safety Study

2014-08-27 03:16:33 | BioPortfolio


Low frequency repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation(rTMS) is a safe and tolerable procedure in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD); it also could be a complement to the treatment of patients with poor symptomatic control to conventional treatment.


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a common disorder in the infancy; the majority of ADHD have good clinical response to amphetamines alone or in association with antiepileptic drugs. It is described that some patients(10-30%) with ADHD do not respond to conventional pharmacological and psycho- pedagogical treatment; in those patients non invasive brain stimulation methods could be a supplementary option for symptomatic control. There are not many published papers describing the effects of rTMS in persons younger than 18 years; so the first step to extent its use in pediatric population should be to obtain evidences about its tolerance and safety.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Historical Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation


International Center for Neurological Restoration




International Center for Neurological Restoration, Cuba

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