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Journal of ECT:
doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e3182706aa1
Case Reports

Exacerbation of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations With Adjunctive High-Frequency Cerebellar Vermal Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Schizophrenia: A Case Report

Garg, Shobit MBBS, DPM; Goyal, Nishant MD, DPM; Tikka, Sai Krishna MBBS, DPM; Sinha, Vinod Kumar MD, DPM

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Abstract

Abstract: In schizophrenia, novel target sites for repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), such as the cerebellum, are proposed to have a putative therapeutic role in treatment-resistant cases. We present a case of treatment-resistant schizophrenia that showed worsening of auditory verbal hallucinations after receiving high-frequency cerebellar vermal rTMS. We propose that cerebellar vermal rTMS modulates neuronal networks, causing activation in temporoparietal areas, which results in worsening of auditory verbal hallucinations.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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