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Dr. Byrne does a demonstration of deep TMS

Posted on May 19, 2019

Dr. Jennie Byrne of Cognitive Psychiatry of Chapel Hill does a demonstration and explanation of TMS. Deep TMS is a treatment for treatment resistant depression. Generally a patient starts with an appointment for a consultation with a physician to talk about the treatment and medical history and ensure the patient is an appropriate candidate. When … Continue reading >

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TMS in the veteran population!

Posted on May 17, 2019

https://pilotonline.com/news/military/article_4fec345e-6a6e-11e8-be2b-4bd15c8bb7de.html According to the linked article, at the Hampton Veternas Affairs Medical Center, Dr. Kenneth Miller is investigating if transcranial magnetic stimulation can be used to treat depression that failed to respond to conventional methods. Dr. Miller performed a demonstration where a veteran underwent treatment, where every 20 seconds, 36 pulses were delivered to the … Continue reading >

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New Westboro clinic zaps depression with magnetic pulses

Posted on May 16, 2019

https://www.telegram.com/news/20171217/new-westboro-clinic-treats-depression-with-magnetic-pulses This is a story of Reed Butler, someone who has made a living as a rhythm and blues musician. Unfortunately, like many, he endured several trials of antidepressants. He’d lost his passion for playing music, found it hard to read the sheets of music, and just day to day basic activities of living seemed … Continue reading >

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History of TMS for depression

Posted on May 15, 2019

Does TMS sound too new? Unsure if you want to consider TMS? Rest assured, this procedure has literally been well studied for decades! Michael Faraday in 1881, was able to create a magnetic field by running electricity through a coil and this is the physics that TMS takes advantage of. The first TMS device was … Continue reading >

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This is your brain on magnets

Posted on May 14, 2019

TMS stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation. It is a method of using magnets to stimulate the brain through the skull. So what do magnets have to do with the brain and depression? Let’s start with reviewing electrons, they are negatively charged particles. When you see a classical illustration of an atom, electrons are the little … Continue reading >

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Deep TMS helped Andrew

Posted on May 13, 2019

This is the story of a patient Andrew, who struggled with depression since his teen years. When depressed, he’d find it hard to do anything. Medication has helped but his depression has been what we call, treatment resistant. And he is not alone. According to a 2015 study in World Psychiatry, 20-40% of patients with … Continue reading >

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Reshape Brain Disorder Treatments

Posted on May 12, 2019

This site discusses how deep TMS is reshaping the treatment of brain disorders! Although Brainsway is known for their treatment options for depression and OCD, other disorders are very actively being explored. This company was chosen by the FDA to participate in the FDA Innovation Challenge: Devices to Prevent and Treat Opioid Use Disorder. There … Continue reading >

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“Under the depression helmet”

Posted on May 12, 2019

Link to original article above, just click on the picture or this link: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/04/depression-helmet/587242/ The Atlantic has recently published a fascinating story, regarding Bre Hushaw who struggled with depression. She had tried 14 different medications. From age 15-20 years old, she felt suicidal and was self-harming. Bre recalls multiple hospitalizations. After a course of treatment, … Continue reading >

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Can a helmet treat depression better than medication?

Posted on May 10, 2019

https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/electromagentic-helmet-could-diminish-depression-better-medication Unfortunately, millions of Americans suffer from treatment resistant depression (TRD). In other words, they have experienced at least 2 failed trials of antidepressants. According to the Star*D data, by the time a patient enters their third round of an antidepressant trial, the remission rate at that step can be as low as 16%. However, … Continue reading >

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Lesser known symptoms of depression

Posted on May 9, 2019

Summarized are points from the clip above. Many of us are familiar that depression can be associated with sadness and apathy. But people are less familiar with other symptoms that can be linked with depression such as irritability, anger, overwhelming guilt, experiences of memory loss. So much yet is still not fully understood about depression, … Continue reading >

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