How Science Is Unlocking the Secrets of Addiction
We’re learning more about the craving that fuels self-defeating habits—and how new discoveries can help us kick the habit.
Three-Minute Brain Stimulation Sessions Effectively Reduce Depression Symptoms, Study Finds
The treatment, called repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), uses a magnetic field to non-invasively stimulate a brain area called the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex that plays a central role in mood regulation, decision making and working memory.
How Doctors Are Using Brain Imaging to Treat Depression
While there aren’t many biological indicators that can be used to diagnose someone with depression, brain imaging has proven to be useful in diagnosing and helping to shape a treatment plan.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Treats Mild to Moderate Depression
Repeated rounds of magnetic stimulation appear to excite the neurons in the left frontal lobe so that they resume their normal activity.
Non-invasive Brain Stimulation Reduces MS-associated Cognitive Fatigue
About 75 percent of all MS patients suffer from fatigue — one of the disease’s most debilitating symptoms — because it reduces patients’ ability to perform daily activities and hurts cognitive function.
Rising Geriatric Population Drives Global Tinnitus Incidence
Tinnitus refers to the constant ringing sound inside the ears and it is known to affect a large percentage of the population owing to age and deterioration of hearing abilities.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: What is it, Who Can Have it and is it Effective?
Have you heard of TMS? It stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation and, according to reports, could offer hope to people with clinical depression when other treatments haven't helped.
Dealing with Treatment-Resistant Depression
Depression causes great suffering, and it can be more difficult to treat than many realize. This is important for a depressed person to know so that he or she does not give up hope and continues to search for relief from feelings of sadness.
Mood-Boosting Magnets Might Help Treat Depression
One of the leading causes of disability in the United States isn’t physical—it’s mental. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 15 million adults—approximately 6.7 percent of the population—suffer from major depressive disorder.
Improving Memory with Magnets
Using that data, researchers then applied transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) at the same theta frequency to the subjects while they performed the same tasks, to enhance the theta waves and measure the effect on the subjects' memory performance.