Cognition in people with brain injury is not improved by repeat transcranial magnetic stimulation

Takeaway

  • In people with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) does not lead to improved cognition.

Why this matters

  • Although some studies have previously reported positive effects of cognitive rehabilitation therapies in people with diffuse axonal injury (DAI), the evidence base for therapy for DAI and TBI remains inconclusive.