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Transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of cocaine addiction: evidence to date

Overview of attention for article published in Substance abuse and rehabilitation, May 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#14 of 103)
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Transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of cocaine addiction: evidence to date
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Substance abuse and rehabilitation, May 2018
DOI 10.2147/sar.s161206
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Corinna Bolloni, Paola Badas, Giorgio Corona, Marco Diana


There is a common consensus in considering substance-use disorders (SUDs) a devastating chronic illness with social and psychological impact. Despite significant progress in understanding the neurobiology of SUDs, therapeutic advances have proceeded at a slower pace, in particular for cocaine-use disorder (CUD). Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is gaining support as a safe and cost-effective tool in the treatment of SUDs. In this review, we consider human studies that have investigated the efficacy of TMS in achieving therapeutic benefits in treating CUD. All studies conducted to date that have evaluated the therapeutic effect of TMS in CUD are included. We focus on the protocol of stimulation applied, emphasizing the neurophysiological effects of coils employed related to outcomes. Moreover, we examine the subjective and objective measurements used to assess the therapeutic effects along the timeline considered. The revision of scientific literatures underscores the therapeutic potential of TMS in treating CUD. However, the variability in stimulation protocols applied and the lack of methodological control do not allow us to draw firm conclusions, and further studies are warranted to examine the interaction between TMS patterns of stimulation relative to clinical outcomes in depth.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 51 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 18%
Student > Bachelor 8 16%
Student > Master 7 14%
Researcher 4 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 6%
Other 11 22%
Unknown 9 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Neuroscience 15 29%
Psychology 14 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 6%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 2%
Other 3 6%
Unknown 10 20%

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