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Ralph G. DePalma Memorial TBI Clinical Strategies

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Improvement of Executive Function in Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans

by Maheen Mausoof Adamson, PhD
Seminar date: 11/6/2018

Description: Many returning OEF/OIF Veterans with concussion histories report cognitive problems that may last for months or even years (Schneiderman et al., 2008; Hoge et al., 2008). Co-morbid conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression may prolong the symptoms of TBI resulting in lowered attention, processing speed, learning and memory. This talk will review the efficacy of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) as a promising non-invasive therapeutic treatment for executive function (EF) deficits seen in mild to moderate Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Veterans. Results from a recent completed randomized clinical trial in the VA will be discussed. Intended audience is: TBI providers (neurologists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists), nurses, postdocs, researchers and biostatisticians.

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