Enhanced cognition and emotional recognition, and reduced obsessive compulsive symptoms in two adults with high-functioning autism as a result of deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS): a case report

Keren Avirame, Jimmy Stehberg, Doron Todder

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Abstract

We report reduced repetitive behaviors similar to obsessive compulsive disorder and improved emotional recognition and cognitive abilities in two young patients diagnosed with high-functioning Autism as a result of deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS). The patients received daily high-frequency (5 Hz) dTMS with HAUT-coil over the medial prefrontal cortex for a period of 5–6 weeks. A computerized cognitive battery, tasks for testing emotional recognition, and clinical questionnaires were used to measure the effects of treatment. TMS might have modulated networks related to metalizing abilities and self-referential processes since both patients reported improved sociability and communication skills.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalNeurocase
Volume23
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 9 Aug 2017

Keywords

  • Autism
  • cognition
  • emotion
  • obsessive compulsive disorder
  • transcranial magnetic stimulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology

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