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Tolerability and Safety of Theta-Burst TMS in Patients with Major Depression

Tolerability and Safety of Theta-Burst TMS in Patients with Major Depression

Abstract The aim of this open study was to evaluate the safety and tolerability of theta-burst transcranial magnetic stimulation (TBS) and to assess preliminarily its therapeutic efficacy in patients with major depression. A total of 33 patients were assigned to receive one of four TBS protocols for 10 consecutive work days. TBS consisted of triple-pulse […]

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Sources of Parent-Offspring Resemblance for Major Depression

Sources of Parent-Offspring Resemblance for Major Depression

Question: How do effects of genetics and rearing each contribute to the transmission of risk for major depression from parents to children?   Findings: In this population register–based study of 2 269 552 offspring of intact, adoptive, not-lived-with father, stepfather, and triparental families from the general Swedish population, the effects of genes and rearing were […]

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More evidence links high-potency marijuana use to first-episode psychosis

More evidence links high-potency marijuana use to first-episode psychosis

Publish date: December 14, 2017 By Randy Dotinga Clinical Psychiatry News SAN DIEGO – High-potency marijuana use appears to be associated with an increased risk of a first psychotic episode, based on a case-control study conducted in Europe. “Daily users of a strong type of cannabis face a significant increase in the probability of developing a psychotic disorder,” reported […]

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Synergistic effects of Ketamine and TBS (Theta Burst Stimulation) in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

Synergistic effects of Ketamine and TBS (Theta Burst Stimulation) in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

A.F. Leuchter, R. Espinoza, N. Suthana, A. Hunter, I.A. Cook University of California Los Angeles, USA [0601] DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2017.01.438 Introduction: Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) applied to dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) causes acute changes in neuronal excitability in this region as well as changes in functional connectivity of brain circuitry involving DLPFC. Theta burst stimulation […]

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Could treating depression worsen symptoms in the long run?

Could treating depression worsen symptoms in the long run?

Published Thursday 26 October 2017 By Tim Newman Fact checked by Jasmin Collier According to a recent study, although treating major depressive disorder has benefits in the short-term, over a longer period of time, it may make the condition worse. Major depressive disorder is a serious, debilitating mental illness. In the United States, it affects […]

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Magnetic Fields to Alleviate Anxiety

Magnetic Fields to Alleviate Anxiety

A Study from Würzburg University Hospital Shows TMS May Help Alleviate Anxiety It is possible to unlearn fears. And this works even better when a specific region of the brain has previously been stimulated magnetically. This has been shown by researchers from the Würzburg University Hospital in a new study. Nearly one in seven Germans suffer […]

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Readers Digest: The Treatment That Finally Lifted My Depression After Everything Else Failed

Readers Digest: The Treatment That Finally Lifted My Depression After Everything Else Failed

More than 15 million Americans suffer from depression, and more than a third of them don’t respond to counseling or antidepressants. Nathalie DeGravel was one of the unlucky ones—until she discovered a novel new therapy. Four years ago, Nathalie DeGravel, 48, finally recognized something was horribly wrong with her brain. A human resources coordinator at […]