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ISSN: 2155-6105

Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy
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The effect of HF-rTMS on cue-reactivity in detoxified alcohol dependent patients

3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Addiction Research & Therapy

Sarah C Herremans

Plenary Session: J Addict Res Ther

DOI: 10.4172/2155-6105.S1.015

Abstract
D ifferent neuromodulation techniques such as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) are now being investigated for their ability to treat addiction. In alcohol dependent patients, high frequency (HF)-rTMS is able to reduce alcohol craving, an important risk factor in relapse. However, the neurobiological effect of HF-rTMS in such patients is poorly understood. To address some of these unresolved questions we conducted a brain imaging study in a sample of recently detoxified alcohol dependent patients who underwent fifteen HF-rTMS sessions at the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. The effect of stimulation was evaluated by means of an alcohol-related cue-exposure during fMRI. Results and implications of this study will be discussed
Biography
Sarah C Herremans is a psychiatrist at the University Hospital of Brussels, Belgium. She graduated as a medical doctor at the Free University of Brussels in 2006, after which she specialized in psychiatry. She graduated as a psychiatrist and started her PhD in 2011. Her field of research concerns the application of HF-rTMS in alcohol dependent patients.
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