Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Mental Disorders

Submission deadline: 31 July 2023
Special Issue Editor
  • Carmen Concerto, MD, PhD
    Psychiatry Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Interests: rTMS; psychiatry; brain stimulation; tDCS; mental illness; transcranial magnetic stimulation; TMS; addiction; chronic pain
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent years have witnessed the rising popularity of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) techniques as intervention strategies for mental disorders. NIBS includes transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), which works by creating a focal magnetic field that changes brain activity in both transient and prolonged ways. Magnetic fields applied to the brain are able to induce short-term neural excitation or inhibition, as well as long-term changes in synaptic activity. Several TMS techniques are currently used in therapeutic applications. When delivered repetitively, TMS can modulate cortical excitability and neuronal metabolic activity, thereby producing changes in cortical function and behavior. TMS has been used alone or in combination with other treatment approaches for a range of psychiatric disorders. It has been successfully employed for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and more recently for addiction. TMS is also known to be effective for other psychiatric conditions including bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorder and autism spectrum disorder.

This Special Issue will focus on the following topics:

•    Repetitive TMS (rTMS)
•    Theta Burst-TMS
•    Deep-TMS
•    TMS-EEG
•    Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) 
•    Anxiety
•    Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD)
•    Neurodevelopmental disorders
•    Eating disorders
•    Post-traumatic stress disorder
•    Schizophrenia
•    Addiction

It is my pleasure to invite manuscript submissions on the subject of “Transcranial magnetic stimulation and mental disorders” for this Special Issue. Full papers and communications, as well as comprehensive reviews, are welcome.

Dr. Carmen Concerto

Guest Editor

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