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Brain stimulation for Alzheimer’s disease patients shows promise

Over six weeks, she received a strong kind of TMS called "theta burst stimulation". The treatment can target four sections of the brain in 12 minutes, compared to standard TMS which targets one section for 20 to 30 minutes. The high-frequency bursts to the left and right frontal and the left and right parietal parts of the brain cause the neurons to fire, boosting activity and strengthening the brain's networks.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation: drug-free treatment for depression

TMS causes the nerves in the brain to fire as opposed to manipulating them with chemicals. "What we found in patients with depression is the activity in their brain is low there are areas in the brain that activity are very low so the nerves are not firing activity. I think I've tried everything out there, but there's side effects or it didn't help," said Andrew Rangel.

Local psychiatrists use pulsed electromagnetic waves to treat depression

With progress at fighting her depression at a standstill, Hoffman’s therapist suggested that she contact South Charleston psychiatrist Dr. Dan Thistlethwaite at PsyCare Inc. to see if she was a good candidate for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, or TMS — a relatively new method of treating depression by directing pulses of stimulating electromagnetic energy to nerve cells in areas of the brain that involve mood control.

New non-medicinal treatment helps with depression

Fifteen million Americans live with depression. The most common way they’re treating it is with anti-depressant drugs, but half of them either can’t tolerate the medicine, or they aren’t responding to it. Now doctors are using a non-invasive treatment for depression, and it seems to be offering promising results.

Targeting depression: Treatment uses magnetic pulses to reduce, eliminate symptoms

A recently opened clinic in Durango is now offering a new, drug-free treatment for patients suffering from depression that has just about the same success rate as prescribed medication. “This is really becoming a popular form of treatment that, unlike medication, has no side effects,” said Daniel Caplin, a doctor of osteopathic medicine and owner/medical director of Suttle Street Clinic. “And people want holistic cures rather than depending on medication.

Psychiatrist offers new technology to battle depression

“This technology can be used instead of medication,” said Ablow, who is also a well-known author. “It can be appropriate for those who are profoundly depressed or for whom other solutions have not been successful. This is a well-tolerated solution that the data shows is very effective.” His mini-practice is known as New England TMS, and his office is one of the few in northern New England to be employing the technology, known as dTMS, or deep Transcranial Magnetic Simulation.

Local Clinic Offers Drug Free Depression Treatment

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A local clinic is now offering depression patients a new drug-free treatment to help battle the disorder. The treatment, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), employs highly focused magnetic pulses to painlessly stimulate key neurons in the brain and clear away the dark clouds of the disorder. Albuquerque Psychiatrist, Dr. Ruben Sutter, joined KRQE’s This Morning team to discuss the procedure.

TMS Approaches for Major Depression: Is There a Clear Winner?

There are few differences in clinical efficacy and tolerability with different types of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for major depression, new research shows. A systematic review of randomized clinical trials comparing the efficacy and tolerability of rTMS modalities showed they were largely equal but, to some extent, favored bilateral rTMS and priming low-frequency rTMS in the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD).

Zapping the brain really does seem to improve depression

Now we know – zapping the brain with electricity really does seem to improve some medical conditions, meaning it may be a useful tool for treating depression. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) involves using electrodes to send a weak current across the brain. Stimulating brain tissue like this has been linked to effects ranging from accelerated learning to improving the symptoms of depression and faster recovery from strokes.