Therapeutic brain stimulation in treatment-resistant schizophrenia

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In the absence of any “gold standard” next step pharmacologic choice for augmentation of clozapine response, it is gratifying that the coming-on-line-of several neuromodulatory strategies now offer viable alternative treatment approaches. There is evidence that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is an effective treatment for persistent auditory hallucinations. Additionally, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) continues to have some role in managing refractory schizophrenia. This chapter describes the latest information on several modalities and how/when they should be integrated along the clinical decision-making continuum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTreatment-Refractory Schizophrenia
Subtitle of host publicationA Clinical Conundrum
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783642452574
ISBN (Print)9783642452567
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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