The Relationship of the Change in Symptoms and Cognitive Functions With the Change in Cortical Inhibition Parameters Measured by Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: An Eight-Week Follow-Up Study

YILDIZ M. İ., Temucin Ç. M., ERTUĞRUL A.

TURK PSIKIYATRI DERGISI, vol.26, no.3, pp.161-171, 2015 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.161-171
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) studies show cortical inhibition (CI) abnormalities in patients with schizophrenia. However, the relationship between the changes in CI and the changes in psychopathology and cognition caused by antipsychotic treatment is not known. This is an 8 week follow up study which aims to evaluate the relationship of the change in the symptoms and cognitive functions with the change in the CI of the patients, who are switched to new atypical antipsychotic treatment, and to compare the TMS measures of patients with those of controls.