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Prevalence of Prescription Medications With Depression as a Potential Adverse Effect Among Adults in the United States

Prevalence of Prescription Medications With Depression as a Potential Adverse Effect Among Adults in the United States

June 12, 2018 Key Points Question  How frequently do US adults use prescription medications with depression as a potential adverse effect and is use of these medications associated with concurrent depression? Findings  In this cross-sectional US population-based survey study conducted between 2005 and 2014, the estimated overall prevalence of US adults using medications with depression as a potential adverse […]

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Magnetic Brain Stimulation Flops in VA Trial: Both sham and active rTMS produce high remission rates; unclear why

Magnetic Brain Stimulation Flops in VA Trial: Both sham and active rTMS produce high remission rates; unclear why

by Elizabeth Hlavinka, MedPage Today InternJune 27, 2018 About 40% of patients with treatment-resistant major depression achieved remission in a randomized trial of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) — but the rate was virtually the same with sham treatment versus active stimulation, researchers said. Among 81 patients in Veterans Affairs medical centers assigned to active rTMS, 33 […]

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The Benefits of TMS & TBS with MagVita

The Benefits of TMS & TBS with MagVita

TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive, non-drug therapy for patients with Major Depressive Disorders.  In our practice we use a highly advanced MagVita TMS therapy system that possesses unique attributes relative to other available products.  The market for TMS-based therapy has been growing, and the medical devices and accessories that are used to […]

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Effectiveness of theta burst versus high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in patients with depression (THREE-D): a randomised non-inferiority trial

Background Treatment-resistant major depressive disorder is common; repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) by use of high-frequency (10 Hz) left-side dorsolateral prefrontal cortex stimulation is an evidence-based treatment for this disorder. Intermittent theta burst stimulation (iTBS) is a newer form of rTMS that can be delivered in 3 min, versus 37·5 min for a standard 10 […]

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Ketamine: A depression drug that researchers have called ‘the most important discovery in half a century’ just got a big lift

Ketamine: A depression drug that researchers have called ‘the most important discovery in half a century’ just got a big lift

Ketamine, which has been called “the most important discovery in half a century,” just got a step closer to becoming the first new depression drug in 35 years. Johnson & Johnson, one of the pharmaceutical companies pursuing the drug’s fast-acting antidepressant qualities, presented some promising new research on Saturday that could raise the drug’s profile as a potential treatment for […]

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A New Study on Theta Burst Stimulation Out of Canada

A New Study on Theta Burst Stimulation Out of Canada

Three-minute magnetic brain stimulation treatments can reduce depression symptoms: study A three-minute treatment involving magnetic stimulation of the brain works just as well as the standard form of such therapy for people with hard-to-treat depression, a new study has found. The success of the intermittent theta-burst stimulation (iTBS) therapy could greatly increase the number of […]

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Music as Medicine: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science

Music as Medicine: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science

Healing Then and Now With Music Therapeutic uses of music date back to antiquity. Healing shrines in Ancient Greece housed both hymn specialists and physicians.[2] Native American tribes chanted, danced, and played drums to heal illness. And early Christian priests used hymns to ease pain in the sick. Today, scientific studies confirm what the ancients […]

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TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION FOR MIGRAINE PREVENTION IN ADOLESCENTS: A PILOT OPEN-LABEL STUDY

TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION FOR MIGRAINE PREVENTION IN ADOLESCENTS: A PILOT OPEN-LABEL STUDY

An interesting and unusual approach to migraines in a difficult population: Credits: Samantha L. Irwin MSc, MB BCH BAO, FRCPC, William Qubty MD, I. Elaine Allen PhD, Irene Patniyot MD, Peter J. Goadsby MD, PhD, Amy A. Gelfand MAS, MD First published: 12 March 2018 [Buy the Full Research Article HERE] Abstract ObjectiveTo assess the feasibility, tolerability, […]