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.
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.