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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 207-209
Successful use of transcranial magnetic stimulation in difficult to treat hypersexual disorder


Department of Psychiatry, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Amit Singh
Department of Psychiatry, King George's Medical University, Lucknow - 226 003, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-1208.192074

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Hypersexual disorder has phenomenological resemblance with impulsive-compulsive spectrum disorders. Inhibitory repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) over the supplementary motor area (SMA) has been found to be effective in the management of impulsive-compulsive behaviors. Inhibitory rTMS over SMA may be helpful in hypersexual disorder. We highlight here a case of hypersexual disorder (excessive sexual drive) who failed to respond adequately to the conventional pharmacological treatment and responded with rTMS augmentation.


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