Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Remedy# 49 What is TMS? New Brain Stimulation Therapy to Cure Depression and Anxiety

Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, uses magnetic coils positioned on top of the head to stimulate targeted brain cells. This is normally a treatment used when patients haven’t been helped by medication.

When undergoing TMS, patients receive magnetic pulses, like those from an MRI machine, which stimulate nerve cells in very specific areas of the brain thought to be involved in depression and anxiety. A 2007 study is what got TMS approved by the FDA. In this study, depression improved greatly after six weeks in 14 percent of the patients who got TMS. Some recent studies have found higher rates of benefit. Now the FDA has approved a magnetic helmet for TMS. Read More


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