Realistic sham TMS

Realistic sham TMS
Medical studies often require a randomized, parallel or crossover design, and comparison of any active treatment with a placebo one. This is especially actual when the outcome assessment is based on subjective parameters as is typically the case in studies on antidepressant or analgesic effects of rTMS. The ideal placebo rTMS should fulfill a number of criteria: (i) the position of the active and placebo coils over the scalp should be the same; (ii) the subjective somatic scalp sensation and the acoustic artifacts during stimulation should also be the same for active and sham coils, but (iii) no physiological effect ... read more
Brain Stimulation Journal FeedPublished on 2019-02-28By E. Grasin, I. Loginov, A. Masliukova, N. Smirnov
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