Emergence of sexual dreams and emission following deep transcranial magnetic stimulation over the medial prefrontal and cingulate cortices

Ying Shen, Xinyu Cao, Ning Ning Zeng, Yingjie Wang, Hangbin Zhang, Abraham Zangen, Ti Fei Yuan

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Abstract

In a pilot study involving methamphetamine dependents receiving deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS) targeting the medial prefrontal and cingulate cortices with H7 coil (Brainsway, Israel), we assessed clinical outcomes from patients receiving 20 sessions of dTMS treatments over 4 weeks (5 days on, 2 days off). Although the primary outcome was the behavioral changes related to addiction, we encountered a phenomenon of robust increases in sexual dreams and emission in a patient recruited for this study, which may inform alterations in cortical excitability following dTMS treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-311
Number of pages2
JournalCNS and Neurological Disorders - Drug Targets
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2021

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