›› 2019, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (12): 1477-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2019.12.023

• Review • Previous Articles    

Application of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder

LI Pu-yu, WANG Zhen   

  1. Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200030, China
  • Online:2019-12-28 Published:2020-02-06
  • Supported by:
    Emerging Advanced Technology Joint Research Project ConductedMunicipal Hospitals in Shanghai, SHDC2018115; Shanghai Municipal Human Resources Development Program for Outstanding Leaders in Medical Disciplines, 2017BR058

Abstract: At present, a considerable proportion of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) cannot be effectively relievedstandard drug and psychotherapy, so researchers have turned their attention to new directions of physiotherapy. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), as an adjuvant therapy for refractory OCD, is a non-invasive nerve stimulation technique. Many studies have shown that rTMS is effective in the treatment of OCD. However, there were also disputes in the selection of stimulation targets, parameter settings and so on. This article systematically combs the setting and application of standard rTMS in the treatment of OCD, and comprehensive therapeutic effect of rTMS, and then discusses the deficiency of treatment so far, into put forward the future development direction and promote clinical treatment progress.

Key words: repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), accessory motor area (SMA), dorsolateral prefrontal cortex(DLPFC), orbital frontal cortex (OFC)