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, cilt.26, ss.161-171, 2015 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Dergi Adı: TURK PSIKIYATRI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.161-171

Özet

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.