Therapeutic rTMS in Neurology

Principles, Evidence, and Practice Recommendations

  • Thomas Platz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Maximilian Lenz, Florian Müller-Dahlhaus, Andreas Vlachos
    Pages 11-22
  3. Lukas J. Volz, Christian Grefkes
    Pages 23-37
  4. Jin-Woo Park
    Pages 63-71
  5. Wolf-Dieter Heiss, Alexander Thiel
    Pages 73-85
  6. Priyanka P. Shah-Basak, Roy H. Hamilton
    Pages 87-114
  7. René M. Müri
    Pages 115-127
  8. Yuichiro Shirota, Masashi Hamada, Yoshikazu Ugawa
    Pages 129-145
  9. Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur
    Pages 147-163
  10. Berthold Langguth, Tobias Kleinjung, Dirk De Ridder
    Pages 165-184
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 199-203

About this book


This book is a comprehensive reference on therapeutic repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) that documents the current status in the field. While introductory chapters cover the neurophysiology of rTMS and present imaging information about its mechanisms of action, the main focus of the book is the clinical applications of rTMS that have been tested to date. These include treatment of paresis, aphasia, and visual neglect in stroke patients, therapy for motor impairment in Parkinson’s disease, and applications for tinnitus and neuropathic pain. Based on the available clinical evidence (RCTs, meta-analyses, and systematic reviews), combined with the personal experience of experts in the field, a clinically oriented best evidence synthesis is provided for each therapeutic application, together with a clear description of rTMS algorithms that generate clinical benefits in the target domain. Clinicians and researchers are thereby informed about the state of the art in terms of both the evidence base for therapeutic rTMS and practical issues in its application. A further feature is the presentation of a theoretical model of therapeutic action for each therapeutic target, and a concluding chapter describes a general concept of therapeutic applications of rTMS in neurology and associated fields. Therapeutic rTMS in Neurology will be invaluable for clinicians and researchers in neurology and related fields, inc

luding neurologists, physiatrists, and ENT and pain specialists.


Aphasia Chronic Neuropathic Pain Neglect Paresis Parkinson’s disease Stroke Tinnitus

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Platz
    • 1
  1. 1.BDH-Klinik GreifswaldErnst-Moritz-Arndt UniversitätGreifswaldGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-25719-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-25721-1
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